March 1765 in history

March 1765 events chronologically

Mar 9 After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide
Mar 22 The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies
Mar 24 American Revolution: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops

Born in March 1765

Mar 7 Nicéphore Niépce a French inventor, now usually credited as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. Niépce developed heliography, a technique he used to create the world's oldest surviving product of a photographic process: a print made from a photoengraved printing plate in 1825. In 1826 or 1827, he used a primitive camera to produce the oldest surviving photograph of a real-world scene. Among Niépce's other inventions was the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, which he conceived, created, and developed with his older brother Claude
Mar 18 David Hendrik Chassé a Dutch soldier who fought both for and against Napoleon. He commanded the Third Netherlands Division that intervened at a crucial moment in the Battle of Waterloo. In 1830 he bombarded the city of Antwerp as commander of its citadel during the Belgian Revolution
Mar 23 Antoine Claire Thibaudeau a French politician.
Mar 27 Franz Xaver von Baader a German Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian.

Died in March 1765

Mar 3 William Stukeley an English antiquarian who pioneered the archaeological investigation of the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury, work for which he has been remembered as "probably... the most important of the early forerunners of the discipline of archaeology". Stukeley was also one of the first biographers of Isaac Newton, of whom he was a friend. He was an Anglican clergyman
Mar 14 Ayagawa Gorōji a sumo wrestler. He is formally recognised as the second yokozuna
Mar 20 Paolo Antonio Rolli an Italian librettist and poet.
Mar 31 Anna Constantia von Brockdorff a German noblewoman and mistress of Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. Eventually he turned against her and exiled her to Saxony, where she died after 49 years of imprisonment