On This Day

What Happened in March 1768

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 12 Carolus Antonius Fodor [Carel Anton Fodor], Dutch pianist, conductor and prominent composer, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1846)
  • Mar 13 Charles Louis Willem Josef van Keverberg, Dutch civil servant, born in Haelen, Netherlands (d. 1841)
  • Mar 21 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier, mathematician/Egyptologist

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694)
  • Mar 3 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 14 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 18 Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • Mar 21 Jan Jacob Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51), dies at 75