On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1858

  • Mar 3 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

Person of interestMatthew C. Perry

Mar 4 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Mar 26 John Addison Thomas, American soldier and US Assistant Secretary of State, dies at 47