On This Day

What Happened in March 1787

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)

Person of interestKarl Ferdinand von Graefe

Mar 8 Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1840)

  • Mar 10 William Etty, English painter (nudes)
  • Mar 11 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 11 Naval officer Horatio Nelson (28) weds Frances Nisbet at Montpelier Estate on the island of Nevis

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Jean Allamand, Swiss-Dutch natural philosopher, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45