March 1717 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England
  • Mar 31 A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
  • Mar 8 Abraham Darby I, English ironmaster (1st to smelt iron ore with coke, pivotal figure in Industrial Revolution), dies at about 40
  • Mar 19 John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Scottish royalist