On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1649

  • Mar 9 James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman, dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier, executed at 58
  • Mar 16 St. Jean de Br├ębeuf, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
  • Mar 17 Gerardus Johannis Vossius [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1610)
  • Mar 19 Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)

Person of interestJohn Winthrop

Mar 26 John Winthrop, Puritan & 1st Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 61

Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop