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
  • Mar 30 Maria Reynolds, American mistress of Alexander Hamilton and part of America's 1st political sex scandal (Reynolds Pamphlet), born in NYC, Province of New York, British Empire (d. 1828)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher & writer, dies at 74
  • Mar 3 Nicola Antonio Porpora, Italian composer, and voice teacher, 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