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

Events in year of 1704

  • 02-28Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in New York City
  • 02-28Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
  • 02-29French and Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
  • 04-171st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
  • 04-24"Boston News-Letter, " 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
  • 05-01Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper ad
  • 05-20Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York
  • 07-12Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes King of part of Poland
  • 07-24English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 08-02Duke of Marlborough beats French and Bavarians at Blenheim
  • 08-03English / Dutch fleet under Rooke / Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
  • 08-04War of Spanish Succession, English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 08-13French and Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German and Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
  • 08-24Sea battle at Malaga
  • 09-28Maryland allows divorce if wife mispleases clergyman / preacher

People born in year of 1704

  • 02-24Hubert Renotte: Composer
  • 05-07Carl Heinrich Graun: Composer
  • 06-11Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas: Composer
  • 07-15August Gottlieb Spangenberg: Founder of Moravian Church in North America
  • 07-31Gabriel Cramer: Switzerland -- Mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
  • 08-13Lorenzo Fago: Composer
  • 10-02Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma: Composer
  • 10-17Willem Bentinck: Orangist
  • 11-10Carlo Zuccari: Composer
  • 11-17Salomeja Neris [S Bacinskaite-Buciene]: Latvian poet
  • 11-28Jacob Mossel: Governor-General (Dutch East Indies)
  • 12-08Anton de Haen: Medical expert (Ratio Medendi)

People died in year of 1704

  • 01-21Willem B Schepers: Dutch Merchant / ship owner, dies at about 83
  • 02-23Georg Muffat: French / German Organist / composer, dies at 50
  • 02-24Marc-Antoine Charpentier: French Composer (church music)
  • 03-17Menno baron van Coehoorn: Fort builder / Coevorden / howitzer, dies at 63
  • 04-12John Hudde: 21x Mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76
  • 05-03Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Austrian violist / composer, dies at 59
  • 10-01Cornelis Dusart: Painter / engraver, dies at 44
  • 10-28John Locke: English philosopher (2 treatises of govt), dies at 72