March 1781 in history

March 1781 events chronologically

Mar 1 The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation
Mar 13 William Herschel discovers Uranus
Mar 15 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1781

Mar 4 Rebecca Gratz a preeminent Jewish American educator and philanthropist.
Mar 7 Józef Zawadzki (publisher) a Polish pressman, publisher, typographer and bibliopolist, one of the most prominent Polish publisher in the 19th century. Bibliopolist of the Vilnius University and initiator of national bibliography. He published 851 books, mostly in Polish language, but also in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Lithuanian
Mar 12 Frederica of Baden Queen consort of Sweden from 1797 to 1809. Daughter of Karl Ludwig of Baden and Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, she was the younger sister of Empress Elisabeth Alexeievna , wife of Tsar Alexander I of Russia
Mar 13 Karl Friedrich Schinkel a Prussian architect, city planner, and painter who also designed furniture and stage sets. Schinkel was one of the most prominent architects of Germany and designed both neoclassical and neogothic buildings
Mar 13 Joseph Johann Littrow an Austrian astronomer. In 1837, he was ennobled with the title Joseph Johann Edler von Littrow. He was the father of Karl Ludwig Edler von Littrow and the mentor of the mathematician Nikolai Brashman. His work took him to Russia for a time, which is where his son who succeeded him was born
Mar 17 Ebenezer Elliott an English poet, known as the Corn Law rhymer for his leading the fight to repeal the Corn Laws which were causing hardship and starvation among the poor. Though a factory owner himself, his single-minded devotion to the welfare of the labouring classes won him a sympathetic reputation long after his poetry ceased to be read
Mar 27 Alexander Vostokov one of the first Russian philologists.

Died in March 1781

Mar 1 Jean-Baptiste de La Curne de Sainte-Palaye a French historian, classicist, philologist and lexicographer.
Mar 18 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot Baron de Laune a French economist and statesman. Originally considered a physiocrat, he is today best remembered as an early advocate for economic liberalism
Mar 23 Johann Anton Güldenstädt a Baltic German naturalist and explorer in Russian service.