March 1726 in history

Born in March 1726

Mar 8 Richard Howe 1st Earl Howe a British naval officer, notable in particular for his service during the American War of Independence and French Revolutionary Wars. He was the brother of William and George Howe
Mar 11 Louise d'Épinay a French writer, a saloniste and woman of fashion, known on account of her liaisons with Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who gives malicious reports of her in his Confessions. and her acquaintanceship with Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Baron d'Holbach and other French men of letters during the Enlightenment. She was also one of many women referenced in Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex as an example of noble expansion of women's rights during the 18th century
Mar 19 José Clavijo y Fajardo Spanish publicist.
Mar 23 François Denis Tronchet a French jurist.

Died in March 1726

Mar 5 Evelyn Pierrepont 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull an English aristocrat.
Mar 20 Isaac Newton English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher
Mar 26 John Vanbrugh an English architect and dramatist, perhaps best known as the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. He wrote two argumentative and outspoken Restoration comedies, The Relapse and The Provoked Wife , which have become enduring stage favourites but originally occasioned much controversy. He was knighted in 1714