1703 in History – What happened in year 1703

✅ Published on March 29th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1703 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1703.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1703 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
27 mayRussian Tsar Peter I founded Saint Petersburg afterreconquering the Ingrian land from Sweden during the Great Northern War.
31 julyEnglish writer Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory forseditious libel after publishing a pamphlet politically satirising theHigh Church Tories.
27 novemberThe Great Storm of 1703, one of the most severe storms tostrike southern Great Britain, destroyed the first Eddystone Lighthouseoff Plymouth, England.
18 MayThe serial bombings in Iraq killed 90 people, injured 200.
30 DecemberThe earthquake in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, killed 37 thousand people.
14 JanuaryThe earthquake shook Italy Norquie.
03 FebruaryAn earthquake killed 3,000 people and damaged several buildings in the Italian city of Laquila.
21 AprilA fire (ie, a fire brigade) company was established in Edinburgh, Scotland.
26 MayPortugal joined the Great Treaty.
15 JunePrince E Rococzi started the Hungarian Rebellion in France.
21 AugustAdirn Incident: The Turkish army removed Sultan Mustafa II, which reduced the power of the Sultans.
12 SeptemberEmperor Leopold was removed from Spanish heritage.
27 NovemberThe first Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed in the great storm of 1703.
27 DecemberEngland and Portugal signed treaty on Methuin Ascento trade agreement.


Famous birthdays in the year 1703:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AugustLorenzo Ricci / Jesuit / Italy
02 DecemberFerdinand Konščak / Missionary / Croatia
05 OctoberJonathan Edwards / Pastor / United States of America
05 March Vasily Trediakovsky / Poet / Russia
05 February Gilbert Tennent / Politician / Ireland
20 January Joseph-Hector Fiocco / Violinist / Belgium
25 NovemberJean-François Séguier / Astronomer / France
26 NovemberTheophilus Cibber / Actor / United Kingdom
26 JuneThomas Clap / Academic / United States of America
27 February Lord Sidney Beauclerk / Politician / United Kingdom
27 OctoberJohann Gottlieb Graun / Violinist / Germany
28 JuneJohn Wesley / Cleric / United Kingdom
28 OctoberAntoine Deparcieux / Engineer / France
29 SeptemberFrançois Boucher / Painter / France
29 January Carlmann Kolb / Composer / Germany
30 January François Bigot / Politician / France
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