On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1703

  • Feb 5 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
  • Mar 5 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • Mar 24 Jose F de Isla [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer
  • Jun 23 Maria Leszczyńska, queen of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)
  • Jun 26 Thomas Clap, American academic, 1st President of Yale University, born in Scituate, Massachusetts (d. 1767)

Person of interestJohn Wesley

Jun 28 John Wesley, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement, born in Epworth, England (d. 1791)

Evangelist John Wesley
John Wesley
  • Aug 2 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (18th & last Superior General of the Society of Jesus), born in Florence (d. 1775)
  • Sep 3 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1763)
  • Sep 29 François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)

Person of interestJonathan Edwards

Oct 5 Jonathan Edwards, Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin), born in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony (d. 1758)

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • Oct 28 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician, born in Portes, Gard, France (d. 1768)
  • Nov 25 Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist, born in Nîmes, France (d. 1784)
  • Dec 2 Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer and Jesuit missionary, born in Varaždin, Kingdom of Croatia (d. 1759)