On This Day

Birthdays in History in March 1856

  • Mar 1 Florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw)
  • Mar 4 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • Mar 4 Alfred William Rich, English painter (d. 1921)
  • Mar 7 Matilde Serao [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • Mar 8 Bramwell Booth, 2nd General of The Salvation Army, born in Halifax, England (d. 1929)
  • Mar 8 Tom Roberts, British-Australian artist (Shearing the Rams), born in Dorchester, Dorset, England (d. 1931)
  • Mar 16 Napoléon IV, Prince Imperial, Head of the House of Bonaparte (1873-79), born in Paris, French Empire (d. 1879)
  • Mar 17 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)

Person of interestFrederick Winslow Taylor

Mar 20 Frederick Winslow Taylor, American mechanical engineer and the father of scientific management, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1915)

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor
Mechanical Engineer
Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • Mar 20 Sir John Lavery, Irish artist (d. 1941)

Person of interestHenry Ossian Flipper

Mar 21 Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877, born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 1940)

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper
  • Mar 26 David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda, Welsh coal-mining entrepreneur, born in Ysgyborwen, Wales (d. 1918)