On This Day

What Happened in March 1772

Historical Events

  • Mar 13 Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Galotti" premieres in Brunswick

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 10 Friedrich von Schlegel, German romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • Mar 27 Giovanni Liverati, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1846)
  • Mar 30 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 28 Charles Edward Stuart 'the Young Pretender' (52) marries by proxy Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (20)

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 Johann George Reutter, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, French cartographer (b. 1703)
  • Mar 22 John Canton, English physicist, dies at 53
  • Mar 26 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
  • Mar 29 Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)