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Year 1003 (MIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • October 9 – Leif Erikson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada.
  • Eastern Asia

  • The Zubu khan surrenders to the Liao Dynasty.
  • Europe

  • January 25 – Werner, Margrave of the Nordmark, succeeds Lothair.
  • February 9 – Boleslaus III of Bohemia is restored to authority, with armed support from Bolesław I the Brave of Poland. In the following months, Boleslav's brothers Jaromir and Oldrich flee to Germany, and place themselves under the protection of Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, while Boleslaus III of Bohemia orders the massacre of his leading nobles at Vyšehrad.
  • May 4 – Herman III, Duke of Swabia succeeds Herman II.
  • Vladivoj of Bohemia succeeds Boleslaus III.
  • Boleslaus IV succeeds Vladivoj of Bohemia.
  • Bolesław I of Poland annexes parts of present-day Slovakia (possible date).
  • Wilfred succeeds Abbot Oliva as count of Berga.
  • Sweyn I of Denmark begins his first invasion of England.
  • Humbert I becomes the first count of Savoy.
  • King Robert II of France invades Burgundy, but fails.
  • Robert II of France marries Constance of Arles.
  • Boleslaus I of Poland becomes duke of Bohemia and Moravia.
  • Stephen I of Hungary invades Transylvania, and organises the Diocese of Transylvania (possible date).
  • Deutz Abbey is founded at Deutz, by Heribert of Cologne.
  • Battle of Albesa: Troops of the Caliphate of Cordoba defeat the northern Christian armies.
  • Middle East

  • Zacharias succeeds Philotheos, as Patriarch of Alexandria.
  • Art

  • Construction of the Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, begins during the Chola Dynasty (Early Medieval period).
  • Religion

  • May 16 – Pope John XVII succeeds Pope Silvester II, as the 140th pope.
  • December 25 – Pope John XVIII succeeds Pope John XVII as the 141st pope.
  • Births

  • Conrad II, Duke of Carinthia (d. 1039)
  • Edward the Confessor (approximate date) (d. 1066)
  • Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia
  • Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine (approximate date; d. 1065
  • Herleva, mother of William I of England (d. c. 1050)
  • Ibn Zaydún, Arabic poet (d. 1071)
  • Musharrif al-Daula, Buyid amir of Iraq (d. 1025)
  • Deaths

  • January 25 – Lothair I, Margrave of the Nordmark
  • Rozala, Queen of France
  • May 4 – Herman II, Duke of Swabia
  • May 12 – Pope Sylvester II
  • November 6 – Pope John XVII
  • December 27 – Emma of Blois, Duchess and Regent of Aquitaine
  • At-Ta'i, the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad from 974 to 991
  • Erik the Red
  • Gregory of Narek, Armenia poet, philosopher and theologian
  • Vladivoj of Bohemia
  • Didda, queen regnant of Kashmir
  • References

    1003 Wikipedia