March 1697 in history

March 1697 events chronologically

Mar 13 Nojpetén, capital of the Itza Maya kingdom, fell to Spanish conquistadors, the final step in the Spanish conquest of Guatemala

Born in March 1697

Mar 9 Friederike Caroline Neuber a German actress and theatre director. She is one of the most famous artists in the history of the German theater
Mar 30 Faustina Bordoni an Italian mezzo-soprano.

Died in March 1697

Mar 1 Francesco Redi an Italian physician, naturalist, and poet. He was the first scientist to challenge the theory of spontaneous generation by demonstrating that maggots come from eggs of flies. He was also the first to recognize and correctly describe details of many important parasites, and for this reason, as many historians and scientists claim, he may rightly be called the father of modern parasitology, and also regarded as the founder of experimental biology
Mar 24 Paul-Philippe de Chaumont a French prelate. He was the second member elected to occupy seat 3 of the Académie française in 1654
Mar 26 Godfrey McCulloch a Scottish politician who was executed for murder.
Mar 27 Simon Bradstreet a colonial magistrate, businessman, diplomat, and the last governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Arriving in Massachusetts on the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, Bradstreet was almost constantly involved in the politics of the colony but became its governor only in 1679. He served on diplomatic missions and as agent to the crown in London, and also served as a commissioner to the New England Confederation. He was politically comparatively moderate, arguing minority positions in favor of freedom of speech and for accommodation of the demands of King Charles II following his restoration to the throne
Mar 29 Nicolaus Bruhns a Danish-German organist, violinist, and composer. He was one of the most prominent organists and composers of his generation