On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1916

  • Mar 2 Elisabeth OL [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
  • Mar 4 Franz Marc, German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36
  • Mar 9 Kenneth Hutchings, English cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies fighting at the Battle of the Somme at 33
  • Mar 12 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (The Child of the Parish), dies at 39
  • Mar 19 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Ota Benga, Congolese pygmy (b. 1884)
  • Mar 21 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72
  • Mar 24 Enrique Granados, Spanish concert pianist, and composer (Goyescas), drowns crossing the English Channel when his ferry is sunk by a German torpedo attack at 48

Susan Blow

Mar 27 Susan Blow, American educator who pioneered kindergarten education and was known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten", dies at 72