On This Day

March 1703 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 20 Akō incident: 46 of the 47 surviving Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death in Edo

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • Mar 24 Jose F de Isla [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer

Deaths in History

Person of interestRobert Hooke

Mar 3 Robert Hooke, English scientific genius (Micrographia), dies at 67

Scientist Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke
  • Mar 20 Johann Kunckel/Kunkel, German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies