|Centuries:||17th century - 18th century - 19th century|
|Decades:|| 1670s 1680s 1690s - 1700s - 1710s 1720s 1730s
|Years:||1700 1701 1702 - 1703 - 1704 1705 1706|
|1703 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Marriages|
Year 1703 (MDCCIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). 1703 of the Swedish calendar was a common year starting on Wednesday, one day ahead of the Julian calendar.
Events of 1703[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- February 2 - An earthquake hits the town of L'Aquila, Italy.
- February 4 - In Japan, the 47 samurai (47 Ronin) commit seppuku, a ritual suicide.
- February 14 - An earthquake hits Norcia, Italy.
- February - Soldiers at Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile, starting the tradition for Mobile.
- April 21 - Company of Quenching of Fire (i.e., a fire brigade) founded in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- May 27 - Founding of St Petersburg in Russia.
- May 26 - Portugal joins the Grand Alliance.
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 29-31 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory then imprisoned 4 months for the crime of seditious libel, after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet (his release is granted mid-November).
- September 12 - War of the Spanish Succession – Habsburg Archduke Charles proclaimed King of Spain.
- October - A whirlwind blows down the tower of the Gan Takal in Gondar, capital of Ethiopia, killing 30.
- November 19 - Unknown masked prisoner dies in Bastille.
- November 24 to December 2 - the Great Storm of 1703, an Atlantic hurricane, ravages southern England and the English Channel, killing nearly 8000, mostly at sea.
- December 27 - Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- A Tale of a Tub, first major satire by Jonathan Swift, is published.
- George Psalmanazar arrives in London.
- Isaac Newton becomes the chairman of the Royal Society.
- Ahmed III (1703-1730) succeeds Mustafa II (1695-1703) as emperor of the Ottoman Empire.
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1703 |
|Ab urbe condita||2456|
|Armenian calendar||1152 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-141 – -140|
|Coptic calendar||1419 – 1420|
|Ethiopian calendar||1695 – 1696|
|Hebrew calendar||5463 – 5464|
|- Vikram Samvat||1758 – 1759|
|- Shaka Samvat||1625 – 1626|
|- Kali Yuga||4804 – 4805|
|Iranian calendar||1081 – 1082|
|Islamic calendar||1114 – 1115|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2363|
|Thai solar calendar||2246|
- February 5 - Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (died 1764)
- March 5 (N. S.) - Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (died 1768)
- May 14 - David Brearly, delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention (died 1785)
- June 17 - John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (died 1791)
- June 26 - Thomas Clap, first president of Yale University (died 1767)
- August 2 - Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (died 1775)
- September 29 - François Boucher, French painter (died 1770)
- October 5 - Jonathan Edwards, American preacher (died 1758)
- October 28 - Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (died 1768)
- November 25 - Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (died 1784)
- November 26 - Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (died 1758)
- December 2 - Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (died 1759)
- See also 1703 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 11 - Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (born 1632)
- March 3 - Robert Hooke, English scientist (born 1635)
- March 31 - Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (born 1642)
- April 20 - Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (born 1632)
- May 16 - Charles Perrault, French author (born 1628)
- May 26 - Samuel Pepys, English civil servant and diarist (born 1633)
- June 14 - Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (born 1625)
- September 22 - Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (born 1622)
- September 25 - Archibald Campbell, Scottish privy councillor (born 1658)
- September 29 - Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (born 1610)
- October 28 - John Wallis, English mathematician (born 1616)
- November 19 - The Man in the Iron Mask
- November 30 - Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (born 1672)
- December 28 - Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (born 1664)
- date unknown - Phetracha, king of Ayutthaya (born 1632)
- See also 1703 deaths.
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People of the year 1703 at Familypedia
76 people were born in 1703
40 children were born to the 33 women born in 1703
73 people died in 1703
5232 people lived in 1703
Events of the year 1703 at Familypedia
77 people were married in 1703.
There were 0 military battles in 1703.