On This Day

What Happened in 1303

Historical Events

  • May 4 Flemings conquers Middelburg
  • May 20 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella
  • Aug 8 Crete earthquake strikes with estimated magnitude of 8, triggering a major tsunami with major damage including ships sweep 2 miles inland in Egypt
  • Aug 26 Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji captures Chittorgarh, capital of the Guhila Kingdom
  • Sep 8 Anagni: French King Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII

Famous People Who Died in 1303

  • Feb 8 Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies
  • Mar 4 Daniel of Moscow, Russian Saint, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1261)
  • May 19 Ivo of Kermartin, Catholic saint and patron of Brittany, dies at 49
  • Oct 11 Boniface VIII [Benedetto Gaetani], lawyer/pope (1294-1303), dies