March 1661 in history

Born in March 1661

Mar 25 Paul de Rapin a French historian writing under English patronage.

Died in March 1661

Mar 1 Richard Zouch an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1624.
Mar 9 Cardinal Mazarin an Italian cardinal, diplomat, and politician, who served as the chief minister of France from 1642 until his death. Mazarin succeeded his mentor, Cardinal Richelieu. He was a noted collector of art and jewels, particularly diamonds, and he bequeathed the "Mazarin diamonds" to Louis XIV in 1661, some of which remain in the collection of the Louvre museum in Paris. His personal library was the origin of the Bibliothèque Mazarine in Paris
Mar 23 Pieter de Molijn a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver born in England.