On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1776

  • Mar 5 Yeongjo of Joseon, 21st king of the Korean Joseon Dynasty, dies at 81
  • Mar 10 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • Mar 10 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
  • Mar 24 John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer to calculate longitude while at sea, dies at 82
  • Mar 26 Samuel Ward, American politician (31st and 33rd Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), dies at 50