On This Day

Deaths in History in March 1864

  • Mar 3 Ulric Dahlgren, Union colonel, dies in battle at 21
  • Mar 4 Thomas Starr King, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies
  • Mar 10 Maximilian II of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1848-64), dies at 52
  • Mar 16 Robert Smith Surtees, British novelist (Jorrocks’s Jaunts and Jollities), dies at 58
  • Mar 17 Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter, etcher and lithographer, dies at 53
  • Mar 21 Luke Howard, British manufacturing chemist and meteorologist (nomenclature system for clouds), dies at 91
  • Mar 27 Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)