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Deaths in History in March 1797

  • Mar 2 Horace Walpole, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto), dies at 79

Person of interestJames Hutton

Mar 26 James Hutton, Scottish geologist 'father of modern geology' dies at 70

Geologist James Hutton
James Hutton
  • Mar 31 Betty Washington, younger sister of George Washington, dies at 63