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March 23, 1769 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in History

  • Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1839)

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Augustus FitzRoy, English Duke of Grafton divorces the Duchess of Grafton, (formerly Hon. Anne Liddell) by an Act of Parliament

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy

1769 in History