March 1824 in history

March 1824 events chronologically

Mar 5 First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma
Mar 11 The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1824

Mar 2 Bedřich Smetana a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride; for the symphonic cycle Má vlast , which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native land; and for his First String Quartet, From My Life
Mar 9 Leland Stanford an American tycoon, industrialist, politician and founder of Stanford University. Migrating to California from New York at the time of the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and wholesaler, and continued to build his business empire. He served one two-year term as governor of California after his election in 1861, and later eight years as senator from the state. As president of Southern Pacific and, beginning in 1861, Central Pacific, he had tremendous power in the region and a lasting impact on California. Many consider him a robber baron
Mar 12 Gustav Kirchhoff a German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission of black-body radiation by heated objects.
Mar 19 William Allingham an Irish poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem 'The Faeries' was much anthologised; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists. His wife, Helen Allingham, was a well-known water-colorist
Mar 27 Johann Wilhelm Hittorf a German physicist who was born in Bonn and died in Münster, Germany.
Mar 29 Ludwig Büchner a German philosopher, physiologist and physician who became one of the exponents of 19th century scientific materialism.
Mar 31 Dietrich Brandis a German forester who worked with the British Imperial Forestry Service in colonial India. He is considered the father of tropical forestry

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1824

Mar 3 Giovanni Battista Viotti an Italian violinist whose virtuosity was famed and whose work as a composer featured a prominent violin and an appealing lyrical tunefulness. He was also a director of French and Italian opera companies in Paris and London
Mar 7 Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert a German physicist and chemist, and professor of physics at the University of Leipzig. From 1799-1824 he published the "Annalen der Physik", of which Poggendorffs "Annalen der Physik und Chemie" was a continuation
Mar 8 Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès a French lawyer and statesman during the French Revolution and the First Empire, best remembered as the author of the Napoleonic Code, which still forms the basis of French civil law.
Mar 13 Maria Luisa of Spain Duchess of Lucca an Infanta of Spain. She was a daughter of King Carlos IV of Spain and his wife Maria Luisa of Parma. In 1795, age thirteen, she married her first cousin Louis, Hereditary Prince of Parma. She spent the first years of her married life at the Spanish court where her first son, Charles II, Duke of Parma, was born
Mar 24 Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux a deputy to the National Convention during the French Revolution. He later served as a prominent leader of the French Directory
Mar 29 Hans Nielsen Hauge a noted revivalist Norwegian lay minister who spoke up against the Church establishment in Norway. Hauge is considered an influential personality in the industrialization of Norway. He is commemorated annually on 29 March as a renewer of the church by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Mar 30 Elizabeth Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire best known as an early woman novelist and as the close friend of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Elizabeth supplanted the Duchess, gaining the Duke's affections and later marrying him