On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1797

  • Mar 1 Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 2 Horace Walpole, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Philip Hayes, English composer, dies at 58

Person of interestJames Hutton

Mar 26 James Hutton, geologist, dies

Geologist James Hutton
James Hutton
  • Mar 31 Betty Washington, younger sister of George Washington, dies at 63