What Happened in March 1769

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 DeWitt Clinton, (Gov/Sen-NY)
  • Mar 4 Muhammad ʿAlī of Egypt, Albanian-born Pasha and viceroy of Egypt (founder of modern Egypt), born in Kaval, Macedonia, Ottoman Empire (d. 1849)
  • Mar 7 Josef Alois Ladurner, Austrian composer and priest, born in Algund (d. 1851)
  • Mar 10 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (Williamson tunnels in Liverpool), born in West Riding, England (d. 1840)
  • Mar 23 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • Mar 23 William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1839)
  • Mar 25 Salvatore Vigano, Italian choreographer, dancer and composer, born in Naples (d. 1821)
  • Mar 29 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal, 10th Prime Minister of France, born in Saint-Amans-la-Bastide, France (d. 1851)

Famous Divorces

Augustus FitzRoy

Mar 23 Augustus FitzRoy, English Duke of Grafton divorces the Duchess of Grafton, (formerly Hon. Anne Liddell) by an Act of Parliament

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 27 Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer, dies at 60