Events in year of 1702

  • 03-08England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
  • 03-111st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant, " publishes
  • 03-21Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament
  • 04-20Comet C / 1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth
  • 05-14England and Netherlands declares war on France and Spain
  • 05-14Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
  • 05-15War of Spanish Succession, 1st American conflict between England and France
  • 09-16Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne and Bavaria
  • 10-07English / Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond
  • 10-12Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch and English fleet destroy and occupy Spanish silver fleet and French squadron
  • 10-13Dutch / English troops occupy Luik
  • 10-27English troops plunder St. Augustine Florida

People born in year of 1702

  • 01-06Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu: Composer
  • 01-28Hermanus Noordkerk: Dutch lawyer
  • 02-10Jean-Pierre Guignon: Composer
  • 02-27Johann Valentin Gorner: Composer
  • 03-25Christian Gottlieb Ziegler: Composer
  • 03-27Johann Ernst Eberlin: Composer
  • 06-26Philip Doddridge: England, United Kingdom -- Dr / nonconformist clergyman
  • 07-06Franz Anton Maichelbeck: Composer
  • 08-15Francesco Zuccarelli: Italian rococo painter / etcher
  • 08-20Stepan F graaf Apraksin: Russian General-Field Marshal
  • 09-06Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber: Composer

People died in year of 1702

  • 01-13Peter Rabus: Dutch Poet / translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • 03-08John de Baen: Portrait Painter / etcher, buried at 69
  • 03-19Willem III Henry [Dutch William]: King of England / Scot, dies at 51
  • 04-27Jean Bart: French Captain / sea hero (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51
  • 05-05Jacob Hintze: Composer, dies at 79
  • 06-15Georg E Rumphius: German nature explorer
  • 09-17Olof Rudbeck: Composer, dies at 71
  • 09-28Robert Spencer 2nd Earl of Sunderland: English Prime Minister (1687-88), dies at 61
  • 10-17Walraad the Old: Count / soverign of Nassau-Usingen
  • 11-04John Benbow: English Vice-Admiral (Santa Marta)
  • 11-04Thomas Eisenhut: Composer, dies at 58

Events in year of 1703

  • 05-01Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
  • 05-02Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
  • 05-18Dutch and English troops occupy Cologne
  • 05-27St. Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great
  • 08-21Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II
  • 09-12Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
  • 09-12English army under Archduke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
  • 11-241st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia
  • 11-26Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
  • 12-27England and Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
  • 12-30Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die

People born in year of 1703

  • 01-11Columban Praelisauer: Composer
  • 01-20Joseph-Hector Fiocco: Composer
  • 01-29Carlmann Kolb: Composer
  • 03-01Dieudonne Raick: Composer
  • 03-24Jose F de Isla [Francisco de Salazar]: Spanish Jesuit / writer
  • 04-16Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano]: Italian castra singer / Duke
  • 05-08Gottlob Harrer: Composer
  • 06-17John B Wesley: England, United Kingdom -- Religion co-founder (Methodists)
  • 09-03Johan-Theodoor van Bayern: Prince-Bishop of Luik / Cardinal
  • 09-07Jean Monnet: Composer
  • 09-23Jean-Marie Leclair: Composer
  • 10-05Jonathan Edwards: United States -- Theologian / philosopher (Original Sin)

People died in year of 1703

  • 01-16Matteo Coferati: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-03Robert Hooke: Scientific genius, dies in London
  • 03-20Johann Kunckel / Kunkel: German Alchemist / ambassador to Sweden
  • 04-26Georg Christoph Leuttner: Composer, dies at 58
  • 05-01Kiva Yoshinaka: Japanese monarch, murdered
  • 05-03Eglon van de Down: Still-life painter
  • 05-16Charles Perrault: Author / fairy tale writer
  • 05-21Roemer Vlacq: Dutch Admiral, dies in battle
  • 05-26Samuel Pepys: English marine expert (Diary) / composer, dies at 70
  • 06-15Gillis Schey: Dutch Admiral (battle at Lowestoft), dies at 58
  • 10-03Pieter van Wooden: Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 10-03Richard Saab: Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 10-28John Wallis: English Mathematician / cryptographer (wig of W)
  • 11-19Man in the Iron Mask: Prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris
  • 11-30Nicolas de Grigny: Composer, dies at 31
  • 12-29Mustapha II: Sultan of Turkey, dies at 39