On This Day

March 1647 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 14 Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • Mar 25 Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 12 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)

Deaths in History


Person of interestFrederick Henry

Mar 14 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), dies at 63

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry