March 1838 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1838

Mar 1 Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows an Italian Passionist clerical student. Born to a professional family, he gave up ambitions of a secular career to enter the Passionist Congregation. His life in the monastery was not extraordinary, yet he followed the rule of the congregation perfectly and was known for his great devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary. He died from tuberculosis at the age of 24 in Isola del Gran Sasso, in the province of Teramo. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XV in 1920
Mar 3 George William Hill an American astronomer and mathematician.
Mar 6 Szymon Winawer a leading chess player who won the German Chess Championship in 1883.
Mar 9 Ludwig Gumplowicz one of the founders of European sociology. He was also a jurist and political scientist who taught constitutional and administrative law at the University of Graz
Mar 11 Ōkuma Shigenobu a Japanese politician in the Empire of Japan and the 8th and 17th Prime Minister of Japan. Ōkuma was also an early advocate of Western science and culture in Japan, and founder of Waseda University
Mar 12 William Henry Perkin an English chemist best known for his accidental discovery, at the age of 18, of the first aniline dye, mauveine.
Mar 15 Karl Davydov a Russian cellist of great renown during his time, and described by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the "star of cellists". Arensky dedicated his first piano trio to Davydov's memory. He was also a composer, mainly for the cello

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1838

Mar 1 Johann Friedrich Adam a botanist from Petersburg, Russia.
Mar 2 Ludwig Abeille a German pianist and composer.
Mar 7 Robert Townsend (spy) a member of the Culper Ring during the American Revolution. With the aliases “Samuel Culper, Jr.” and “723,” Townsend operated in New York City and gathered information as a service to General George Washington. He is one of the least known operatives in the spy ring, once demanding that Abraham Woodhull, aka “Samuel Culper,” never tell his name to anyone, not even Washington
Mar 16 Nathaniel Bowditch an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator, first published in 1802, is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel
Mar 24 Thomas Attwood (composer) an English composer and organist.
Mar 26 William Henry Ashley an American pioneering fur trader, entrepreneur, and politician. Though a native of Virginia, Ashley had already moved to Ste. Genevieve in what was then called Louisiana, when it was purchased by the United States from France in 1803. That land, later known as Missouri, became Ashley's home for most of his adult life. Ashley moved to Louis around 1808 and became a Brigadier General in the Missouri Militia during the War of 1812. Before the war he did some real estate speculation and earned a small fortune manufacturing gunpowder from a lode of saltpeter mined in a cave near the headwaters of Missouri's Current river. When Missouri was admitted to the Union Ashley was elected its first Lieutenant Governor, serving from 1820 to 1824 under Governor Alexander McNair. He ran for governor of Missouri in the August 1824 election, but was defeated
Mar 30 Frédéric-César de La Harpe a Swiss political leader and Vaudois patriot, who played a leading role in the creation of the Helvetic Republic.