On This Day

March 1619 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 12 Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 6 Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England, dies at 44
  • Mar 20 Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies