1703 in History – What happened in year 1703

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.

Know what happened in 1703:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
27 NovemberThe Great Storm of 1703, one of the severest storms to strikesouthern Great Britain, destroyed the first Eddystone Lighthouse inPlymouth, England.
31 JulyEnglish writer Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory forseditious libel after publishing a pamphlet politically satirising theHigh Church Tories.
27 MayRussian Tsar Peter I founded Saint Petersburg afterreconquering the Ingrian land from Sweden during the Great Northern War.
27 NovemberThe Great Storm of 1703, one of the severest storms to strikesouthern Great Britain, destroyed the first Eddystone Lighthouse offPlymouth, England.
27 NovemberThe Great Storm of 1703, one of the most severe storms tostrike southern Great Britain, destroyed the first Eddystone Lighthouseoff Plymouth, England.
31 JulyEnglish writer Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory forseditious libel after publishing a pamphlet politically satirising theHigh Church Tories.
27 MayRussian Tsar Peter I founded Saint Petersburg after reconquering the Ingrian land from Sweden during the Great Northern War.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1703:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberFerdinand Konščak / Missionary / Croatia
02 AugustLorenzo Ricci / Jesuit / Italy
05 OctoberJonathan Edwards / Pastor / United States of America
05 February Gilbert Tennent / Politician / Ireland
05 March Vasily Trediakovsky / Poet / Russia
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 OctoberAntoine Deparcieux / Engineer / France
28 JuneJohn Wesley / Cleric / United Kingdom
29 January Carlmann Kolb / Composer / Germany
29 SeptemberFrançois Boucher / Painter / France
30 January François Bigot / Politician / France

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