What Happened in March 1826

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Mar 14 General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 21 Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 13" in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna


Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, born in Bridgend (d. 1913)
  • Mar 4 John Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1863)
  • Mar 4 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)
  • Mar 9 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist/composer
  • Mar 12 Robert Lowry, composer
  • Mar 14 William Fisk Sherwin, composer
  • Mar 17 Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder)
  • Mar 20 Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, born in Vienna (d. 1917)
  • Mar 29 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist, dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • Mar 11 Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, dies at 63