1703 (MDCCIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1703rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 703rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 3rd year of the 18th century, and the 4th year of the 1700s decade. As of the start of 1703, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Thursday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1703 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1703
Ab urbe condita2456
Armenian calendar1152
Assyrian calendar6453
Balinese saka calendar1624–1625
Bengali calendar1110
Berber calendar2653
English Regnal yearAnn. 1 – 2 Ann. 1
Buddhist calendar2247
Burmese calendar1065
Byzantine calendar7211–7212
Chinese calendar壬午(Water Horse)
4399 or 4339
    — to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
4400 or 4340
Coptic calendar1419–1420
Discordian calendar2869
Ethiopian calendar1695–1696
Hebrew calendar5463–5464
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1759–1760
 - Shaka Samvat1624–1625
 - Kali Yuga4803–4804
Holocene calendar11703
Igbo calendar703–704
Iranian calendar1081–1082
Islamic calendar1114–1115
Japanese calendarGenroku 16
Javanese calendar1626–1627
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4036
Minguo calendar209 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar235
Thai solar calendar2245–2246
Tibetan calendar阳水马年
(male Water-Horse)
1829 or 1448 or 676
    — to —
(female Water-Goat)
1830 or 1449 or 677




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1703 Naval Air Squadron

1703 Naval Air Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy was formed in August 1945 at RNAS Lee-on-Solent for duties in the Pacific. It was equipped with the Supermarine Sea Otter.

World War II ended in the same month that the squadron was formed, and it never deployed or saw action.

1703 in Canada

Events from the year 1703 in Canada.

1703 in Denmark

Events from the year 1703 in Denmark.

1703 in France

Events from the year 1703 in France

1703 in Ireland

Events from the year 1703 in Ireland.

1703 in Japan

Events in the year 1703 in Japan.

1703 in Norway

Events in the year 1703 in Norway.

1703 in Russia

Events from the year 1703 in Russia

1703 in Scotland

Events from the year 1703 in the Kingdom of Scotland.

1703 in Sweden

Events from the year 1703 in Sweden

Battle of Raigarh (1703-1704)

The Battle of Rajgad (1703-1704) was fought on between the Mughal Empire and the Maratha Empire. Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, ordered for Hamiduddin Khan and Tarbiyat Khan to attack the Rajgad fortress once again, which was being held by Santaji Silimkar. The Mughals devastated the fortress and inflicted massive damage on the Maratha position. Eventually the majority of the fort was captured, but the Marathas surrendered shortly after.

Earl of Glasgow

Earl of Glasgow is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1703 for David Boyle, Lord Boyle. The Earl of Glasgow is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Boyle.

The first earl was subsequently one of the commissioners who negotiated the Treaty of Union uniting the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain. He had already been created Lord Boyle of Kelburn, Stewartoun, Cumbrae, Finnick, Largs and Dalry in 1699, and was made Lord Boyle of Stewartoun, Cumbraes, Fenwick, Largs and Dalry and Viscount of Kelburn at the same time as he was granted the earldom. These titles are also in the Peerage of Scotland.

The fourth Earl was created Baron Ross, of Hawkhead in the County of Renfrew, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, a title which became extinct on the death of the sixth Earl in 1890. The seventh Earl served as Governor of New Zealand from 1892 to 1897 and was created Baron Fairlie, of Fairlie in the County of Ayr, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, in 1897.Bernard Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae and Sir James Fergusson, 8th Baronet were grandsons of the 7th Earl.The family seat is Kelburn Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland.

François Boucher

François Boucher (French: [fʁɑ̃swa buʃe]; 29 September 1703 – 30 May 1770) was a French painter, draughtsman and etcher, who worked in the Rococo style. Boucher is known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. He was perhaps the most celebrated painter and decorative artist of the 18th century.

Great Storm of 1703

The Great Storm of 1703 was a destructive extratropical cyclone that struck central and southern England on 26 November 1703 (7 December 1703 in the Gregorian calendar in use today). High winds caused 2,000 chimney stacks to collapse in London and damaged the New Forest, which lost 4,000 oaks. Ships were blown hundreds of miles off-course, and over 1,000 seamen died on the Goodwin Sands alone. News bulletins of casualties and damage were sold all over England – a novelty at that time. The Church of England declared that the storm was God’s vengeance for the sins of the nation. Daniel Defoe thought it was a divine punishment for poor performance against Catholic armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.

List of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1703

This is a list of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1703.

Louis, Duke of Orléans (1703–1752)

Louis, Duke of Orléans (4 August 1703 – 4 February 1752) was a member of the royal family of France, the House of Bourbon, and as such was a prince du sang. At his father's death, he became the First Prince of the Blood (Premier Prince du Sang). Known as Louis le Pieux and also as Louis le Génovéfain, Louis was a pious, charitable and cultured prince, who took very little part in the politics of the time.

Mustafa II

Mustafa II (; Ottoman Turkish: مصطفى ثانى‎ Muṣṭafā-yi sānī; 6 February 1664 – 29/30 December 1703) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1695 to 1703.

Providence County, Rhode Island

Providence County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 626,667, or 59.5% of the state's population. Providence County contains the city of Providence, the state capital of Rhode Island and the county's (and state's) most populous city, with an estimated 179,219 residents in 2016. Providence County is included in the Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn constitutes a portion of the greater Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area. In 2010, the center of population of Rhode Island was located in Providence County, in the city of Cranston.


Tropicos is an online botanical database containing taxonomic information on plants, mainly from the Neotropical ecozone (Central, and South America). It is maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden and was established over 25 years ago. The database contains images and taxonomical and bibliographical data on more than 4.2 million herbarium specimens. In addition, it contains data on over 49,000 scientific publications. The database can be queried in English, French, and Spanish. The oldest records in the database go back to 1703.

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