On This Day

March 1712 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 8 John Fothergill, English physician, born in Wensleydale, England (d. 1780)
  • Mar 22 Edward Moore, English dramatist (The Gamester) (d. 1757)
  • Mar 27 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon, born in Lyon, France (d. 1779)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • Mar 28 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and inventor (fire hose; street lighting), dies at 75