< MDCIII = 1603 >
Events in 1603
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|2 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1011 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|4 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 March:|| ||Elizabeth I, queen of England since 1558, dies in Richmond, London at age 69, leaving the throne to James IV of Scotland.|
|26 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|20 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|8 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|25 July:|| ||Uniting the two thrones on the island for the first time, James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of England following the death of his mother's cousin Elizabeth, the virgin queen who had died in March without heir.|
|15 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1603
Karel van Mander, El Greco, Pieter Both, Lodewijk Elsevier, John Napier, Pocahontas, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Caravaggio, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, René Descartes, François Duquesnoy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell and Pierre de Fermat celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1603 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1505, 1511, 1522, 1533, 1539, 1550, 1561, 1567, 1578, 1586 and 1597 in the century before it and 1614, 1625, 1631, 1642, 1653, 1659, 1670, 1681, 1687 and 1698 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1603 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 March 2018.