What Happened in March 1766

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Territory from the French
  • Mar 8 Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
  • Mar 18 Britain repeals the Stamp Act, which had caused outrage in colonial America and helped lead to the American Revolution
1766 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 28 Joseph Weigl, German-Austrian composer (La Principessa d’Amalfi; Emmeline), and conductor, born in Eisenstadt, Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)
Born in 1766

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Gregor Werner, Austrian Baroque composer and kapellmeister, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Johannes Ritschel, German composer (Gioas, re di Giuda), dies at 26