March 1801 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • Mar 7 Massachusetts enacts first state voter registration law
  • Mar 8 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • Mar 10 First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million

Election of Interest

Mar 14 Henry Addington becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his friend William Pitt the Younger resigns after being unable to persuade King George III of the need for Catholic Emancipation

  • Mar 24 Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 15 Coenraad Johannes van Houten, Dutch chemist and cocoa manufacturer (Dutch process chocolate), born in Amsterdam, Batavian Republic (d. 1887)
  • Mar 21 Maria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1855)
  • Mar 23 Peterus Laurentius Regout, Dutch industrialist (founder of crystal, and pottery firm P. Regout & Co.), born in Maastricht, Dutch Republic (d. 1878)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 23 Tsar Paul I of Russia (1796-1801) is struck with a sword, strangled, and trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle aged 46
  • Mar 25 Anthony Ziesenis, Dutch architect and sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
  • Mar 25 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), dies at 28
  • Mar 28 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66