On This Day

What Happened in March 1800

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 14 Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII

  • Mar 17 British warship HMS Queen Charlotte catches fire off the Tuscan Archipelago; 700 die
  • Mar 20 French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo

Scientific Discovery

Mar 20 Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London


Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • Mar 3 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
  • Mar 12 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
  • Mar 14 James Bogardus, American inventor and builder (made cast-iron buildings), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1874)
  • Mar 16 Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • Mar 25 Paulin Paris, French scholar and historian, born in Avenay, France (d. 1881)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, German composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 9 Dominique Della-Maria, French composer, dies at 30
  • Mar 29 Marc RenĂ©, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, dies at 85