On This Day

What Happened in March 1787

Famous Birthdays

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

Karl 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 of historical nudes, born in York, England (d. 1849)
  • Mar 11 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)

Famous Weddings

Horatio Nelson

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

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Jean Allamand, Swiss-Dutch natural philosopher, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 Maximilien Gardel, French ballet dancer and choreographer (Menuet Reine), dies at 45