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    Van 1702 tot 1747 kende Nederland (ookwel 'Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden') zijn 'Tweede Stadhouderloze Tijdperk'.
  • The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
  • The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die.
  • Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.


Born on January 14
Died on January 14

Names that were popular for boys in 1703
  • Jan
  • Joannes
  • Cornelis
  • Johannes
  • Pieter
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Petrus
  • Jacob
  • Hendrik
  • Jacobus
  • Johann
  • Jean
  • Pierre
  • Adrianus
Names that were popular for girls in 1703
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Marie
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Joanna
  • Cornelia
  • Johanna
  • Neeltje
  • Anne
  • Grietje
  • Jannetje
  • Adriana
  • Petronella
  • Margaretha