On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1762

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspires Voltaire to begin campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher

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About March 10, 1762

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 258 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces