On This Day

What Happened in March 1769

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 DeWitt Clinton, (Gov/Sen-NY)
  • Mar 7 Josef Alois Ladurner, Austrian composer and priest, born in Algund (d. 1851)
  • Mar 10 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)
  • 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 23 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • Mar 25 Salvatore Vigano, composer
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy

Famous Deaths

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