On This Day

What Happened in March 1795

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
  • Mar 5 Treaty of Basel - Prussia ends war with France
  • Mar 11 Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
  • Mar 28 Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.

Music Premiere

Mar 29 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 12 William Lyon Mackenzie, Canadian-American newspaper publisher, politician, and failed rebel leader, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1861)
  • Mar 14 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1856)
  • Mar 23 Leopold Jansa, Bohemian violinist, composer, and teacher, born in Wildenschwert, Austria-Hungary (now Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic) (d. 1875)
  • Mar 28 Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1876)

Famous Weddings

Robert Jenkinson

Mar 25 2nd Earl of Liverpool Robert Jenkinson (25) weds daughter of the Earl of Bristol Lady Louisa Hervey at Wimbledon

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 John Collins, American politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (1786-90), dies at 77
  • Mar 5 Josef Reicha, composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 21 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (b. 1714)