On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1870

Francisco Solano López

Mar 1 Francisco Solano López, President and Dictator of Paraguay (1862-70), shouts "¡Muero con mi patria!" (I die with my nation) and dies in a struggle with Brazilian soldiers attempting to disarm him at 43

  • Mar 9 Theodore Labarre, French composer and harpist, dies at 65
  • Mar 10 (Isaac) Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian piano virtuoso, teacher, and composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 11 Moshoeshoe I, King of Lesotho (1822-70), dies at about 47
  • Mar 18 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 28 George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)