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|903 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1656|
|Balinese saka calendar||824–825|
|Chinese calendar||壬戌年 (Water Dog)
3599 or 3539
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癸亥年 (Water Pig)
3600 or 3540
|- Vikram Samvat||959–960|
|- Shaka Samvat||824–825|
|- Kali Yuga||4003–4004|
|Japanese calendar||Engi 3
|Minguo calendar||1009 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1214/1215 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1445–1446|
1029 or 648 or −124
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1030 or 649 or −123
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- King Berengar I of Italy proceeds to issue concessions and privileges to the Lombard nobility and monasteries. He grants concessions to Bobbio Abbey in Emilia-Romagna (Northeast Italy).
- King Louis IV (the Child) promulgates the Raffelstetten customs regulations, a legal document for a toll-bridge on the Danube River in Asten (modern Austria).
- The Danish Vikings invade Anglesey after being driven out of Dublin (see 902). They fail to gain a foodhold in Wales, and sail on to Chester.
- A party of Danes under the Viking warlord Ingimundr attack the Welsh in a pitched battle at Maes Ros Meilon, perhaps near Llanfaes.
- November 29 – Battle of Hama: Abbasid forces under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib defeat the Qarmatians near Hama, on the banks of the Orontes River (modern Syria). The Qarmatian army is scattered and pursued by Abbasid troops; Al-Husayn ibn Zikrawayh and other Qarmatian leaders are captured.
- July – Pope Benedict IV dies after a 3-year reign. He is succeeded by Leo V as the 118th pope of the Catholic Church. Leo is imprisoned and tortured by Antipope Christopher after a reign of just 1 month. Christopher makes himself the new pope of Rome.
- December 7 – Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Persian astronomer (d. 986)
- Feng Yanji, chancellor of Southern Tang (d. 960)
- Kūya, Japanese priest of Pure Land Buddhism (d. 972)
- Li Gu, chancellor of Later Zhou (d. 960)
- Wang Jun, chancellor of Later Zhou (or 902)
- March 6
- March 26 – Sugawara no Michizane, Japanese politician and poet (b. 845)
- June 10 – Cheng Rui, Chinese warlord
- July 27– Abdallah II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir
- December 24 – Hedwiga, duchess of Saxony
- December 30 – Tian Jun, Chinese warlord (b. 858)
- Adalhard of Babenberg, Frankish nobleman
- Benedict IV, pope of the Catholic Church
- Moses Bar-Kepha, Syriac bishop and writer
- Théodrate of Troyes, Frankish queen (b. 868)
- Zhu Yanshou, Chinese governor (b. 870)