Year 303 AD in History

Events in History

  • Feb 22 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian at Nicomedia, ordering all churches to be closed and scriptures burnt
  • Sep 25 On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.

Historical Figures Who Died in 303 AD

  • Apr 23 Saint George, Greek officer in the Roman army, beheaded. Patron saint of many lands including England
  • Oct 1 Bacchus, Roman soldier one of Christianity's earliest saints, whipped and beaten to death