On This Day

What Happened in September 1703

Historical Events

  • Sep 12 Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
  • Sep 12 English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1763)
  • Sep 7 Jean Monnet, French composer, born in Condrieu, Rhône (d. 1785)
  • Sep 23 Jean-Marie Leclair le cadet (the younger), French composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1777)
  • Sep 29 François Boucher, French Rococo painter commissioned by Madame de Pompadour, born in Paris, France (d. 1770)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 20 Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor, dies at 52
  • Sep 22 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (Viviani's theorem), dies at 81
  • Sep 29 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier who fled to exile in England and man of letters, dies at 90