On This Day

March 1787 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 6 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)

Karl Ferdinand von Graefe

Mar 8 Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1840)

  • Mar 10 William Etty, English painter of historical nudes, born in York, England (d. 1849)
  • Mar 11 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)

Weddings in History

Horatio Nelson

Mar 11 Naval officer Horatio Nelson (28) weds Frances Nisbet at Montpelier Estate on the island of Nevis

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Jean Allamand, Swiss-Dutch natural philosopher, dies at 73