On This Day

What Happened in 303 AD

Historical Events in 303 AD

  • Feb 23 Roman Emperor Diocletian begins his policy of persecuting Christians, razing the church at Nicomedia
  • Feb 24 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian
  • Mar 4 Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
  • Sep 25 On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.

Famous People Who Died in 303 AD

  • Apr 23 Saint George, Greek officer in the Roman army, beheaded. Patron saint of many lands including England