March 1848 in history

March 1848 events chronologically

Mar 4 Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
Mar 10 The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican–American War
Mar 11 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government
Mar 15 A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party
Mar 18 March Revolution: in Berlin there is a struggle between citizens and military, costing about 300 lives
Mar 20 Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates
Mar 23 The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1848

Mar 1 Augustus Saint-Gaudens an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the "American Renaissance". Raised in New York City, he traveled to Europe for further training and artistic study, and then returned to New York, where he achieved major critical success for his monuments commemorating heroes of the American Civil War, many of which still stand. In addition to his famous works such as the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Boston Common and the outstanding grand equestrian monuments to Civil War Generals, John Logan atop a pedestal done by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, assisted by the Chicago architect Daniel Burnham in Chicago, 1894–97, and William Tecumseh Sherman, at the corner of New York's Central Park, 1892–1903, Saint-Gaudens also maintained an interest in numismatics. He designed the $20 "double eagle" gold piece, for the US Mint in 1905–1907, considered one of the most beautiful American coins ever issued as well as the $10 "Indian Head" gold eagle, both of which were minted from 1907 until 1933. In his later years he founded the "Cornish Colony", an artistic colony that included notable painters, sculptors, writers, and architects. His brother Louis Saint-Gaudens was also a well-known sculptor with whom he occasionally collaborated
Mar 18 Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Mar 18 Nathanael Greene Herreshoff an American naval architect and mechanical engineer. "Captain Nat," as he was known, revolutionized yacht design, and produced a succession of undefeated America's Cup defenders between 1893-1920
Mar 19 Wyatt Earp an American gambler, Pima County, Arizona Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, who took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral during which lawmen killed three outlaw Cowboys. He is often regarded as the central figure in the shootout in Tombstone, although his brother Virgil was Tombstone City Marshal and Deputy U.S. Marshal that day, and had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier in combat. Earp lived a restless life. He was at different times in his life a constable, city policeman, county sheriff, teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and boxing referee. Earp spent his early life in Iowa. His first wife Urilla Sutherland Earp died while pregnant less than a year after they married. Within the next two years he was arrested, sued twice, escaped from jail, then was arrested three more times for "keeping and being found in a house of ill-fame". He landed in the cattle boomtown of Wichita, Kansas, where he became a deputy city marshal for one year and developed a solid reputation as a lawman. In 1876 he followed his brother James to Dodge City, Kansas, where he became an assistant city marshal. In winter 1878, he went to Texas to gamble where he met John Henry "Doc" Holliday, whom Earp credited with saving his life
Mar 29 Aleksey Kuropatkin the Russian Imperial Minister of War from 1898 to 1904, and often held responsible for major Russian defeats in the Russian-Japanese War, most notably at the Battle of Mukden and the Battle of Liaoyang.
Mar 30 Carlos Duke of Madrid the senior member of the House of Bourbon from 1887 until his death. He was the Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain under the name Carlos VII from 1868 , and the Legitimist claimant to the throne of France under the name Charles XI after the death of his father in 1887
Mar 31 Diederik Korteweg a Dutch mathematician. He rediscovered the Korteweg–de Vries equation

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1848

Mar 10 Simonas Stanevičius a Lithuanian writer and an activist of the "Samogitian Revival", an early stage of the Lithuanian National Revival.
Mar 12 Wilhelm Lindenschmit the Elder a German history painter born in Mainz. He was an older brother to prehistorian Ludwig Lindenschmit , and father to history painter Wilhelm Lindenschmit the Younger
Mar 13 Johann Cornies a Mennonite German settler to the Russian Empire.
Mar 14 Adriano Balbi born at Venice. The publication of his Prospetto politico-geografico dello stato attuale del globo obtained his election to the chair of professor of geography at the college of San Michele at Murano; in 1811–1813 he was professor of physics at the Lyceum of Fermo, and afterwards became attached to the customs office at his native city
Mar 26 Steen Steensen Blicher an author and poet born in Vium near Viborg, Denmark.
Mar 27 Gabriel Bibron a French zoologist, and herpetologist. He was born in Paris. Son of an employee of the Museum national d'histoire naturelle, he had a good foundation in natural history and was hired to collect vertebrates in Italy and Sicily. Under the direction of Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent , he took part in the Morea expedition to Peloponnese
Mar 29 John Jacob Astor a German-born American businessman, merchant, fur trader, and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America. He emigrated to England as a teenager and worked as a musical instrument manufacturer