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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1570s  1580s  1590s  – 1600s –  1610s  1620s  1630s
Years: 1600 1601 160216031604 1605 1606
1603 by topic:
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Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science
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Establishments - Disestablishments
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1603 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1603
Ab urbe condita 2356
Armenian calendar 1052
Assyrian calendar 6353
Bengali calendar 1010
Berber calendar 2553
English Regnal year 45 Eliz. 1 – 1 Ja. 1
Buddhist calendar 2147
Burmese calendar 965
Byzantine calendar 7111–7112
Chinese calendar 壬寅(Water Tiger)
4299 or 4239
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
4300 or 4240
Coptic calendar 1319–1320
Discordian calendar 2769
Ethiopian calendar 1595–1596
Hebrew calendar 5363–5364
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1659–1660
 - Shaka Samvat 1525–1526
 - Kali Yuga 4704–4705
Holocene calendar 11603
Igbo calendar 603–604
Iranian calendar 981–982
Islamic calendar 1011–1012
Japanese calendar Keichō 8
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3936
Minguo calendar 309 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2145–2146
King James I of England/VI of Scotland, the first monarch to rule the Kingdoms of England and Scotland at the same time.

1603 (MDCIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday (dominical letter B) of the Julian calendar, the 1603rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 603rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 3rd year of the 17th century, and the 4th year of the 1600s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1603 is 10 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.




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