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Engraving: Saint Petersburg and Neva (1753)
Tsar Peter I founds Saint Petersburg
as a fortress in the war against the Swedes .
Francis II Rákóczi
Francis II. Rákóczi
sits at the head
of a revolt
against the Habsburg
rule in Hungary .
Illustration of the fortifications of Thorn, 1703
The siege of Thorn ends with the conquest of the city by the Swedes under Charles XII.
1703 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1151/52 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1695/96 (turn of the year 11/12 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1108/09 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2246/47 (southern Buddhism); 2245/46 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 73rd (74th) cycle

Year of the water sheep癸未 ( at the beginning of the year water horse 壬午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1065/66 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4036/37 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1081/82
Islamic calendar 1114/15 (turn of the year 16/17 May)
Jewish calendar 5463/64 (September 10-11)
Coptic calendar 1419/20 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 878/879
Seleucid era Babylon: 2013/14 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2014/15 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1759/60 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

War of the Spanish Succession

Maximilian II. Emanuel in front of the city of Bergen , painting by Joseph Vivien
Plan of the Allied and French camps on the Speyerbach near Neustadt

Great Northern War

Adriaan Schoonebeek: Conquest of the Astrild and the Gedan on the Neva coast
Engraving of the siege of Thorn in 1703

Habsburg lands

Other events in Europe

Sultan Ahmed III. with the young crown prince

Empire of Japan

Graves of the ronin in Sengaku-ji Temple
  • March 20 : The 46 ronin sentenced to death after revenge for the death of their prince in Edo , who were permitted by the Shogun to commit seppuku , follow this saying.

Other events in Asia


  • January: The first edition of a Russian-language newspaper called Vedomosti appears in Moscow . The founders declare that they want to report on the military and other things "that are worth knowing and memories that happen in Moscow and other neighboring countries."
  • August 8th : The Wiennerische Diarium appears with its first edition. Today's Wiener Zeitung is considered the oldest newspaper in the world that is still published .
  • August 29th : On behalf of Tsar Peter I , an iron processing factory is established on the banks of the Onega River . The associated settlement of workers is called Petrozavodsk , which becomes the capital of Karelia .
  • December 27th : In the Methuen Treaty , England acquires the right to export textiles to Portugal without restriction , while, conversely, Portugal is exclusively allowed to supply England with wine .

science and technology


Equestrian statue of the "Great Elector"


Buckingham House around 1711/14


  • In the ecclesiastical province of Albania one is Partikularkonzil held all Albanian bishops and numerous religious leaders at the. The church assembly takes place at a time when the Islamization of the Albanian population is reaching its peak. The Catholic forces in the country itself but also the Roman Curia are now intensifying their efforts to consolidate the Albanian Church.



First half of the year

John Wesley
  • June 28 : John Wesley , English revival preacher and one of the founders of the United Methodist Church († 1791 )

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1703


January to April

May to August

September to December

Exact date of death unknown

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