1103 in history

Born in 1103

Feb 24 Emperor Toba the 74th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Mar 24 Yue Fei a military general who lived in the Southern Song dynasty. His ancestral home was in Xiaoti, Yonghe Village, Tangyin, Xiangzhou, Henan. He is best known for leading Southern Song forces in the wars in the 12th century between Southern Song and the Jurchen-ruled Jin dynasty in northern China before being put to death by the Southern Song government in 1142. He was granted the posthumous name Wumu by Emperor Xiaozong in 1169, and later granted the posthumous title King of È by Emperor Ningzong in 1211. Widely seen as a patriot and national folk hero in China, since after his death, Yue Fei has evolved into a standard epitome of loyalty in Chinese culture
Aug 5 William Adelin the son of Henry I of England by his wife Matilda of Scotland, and was thus heir-apparent to the throne. His early death without issue caused a succession crisis, known in history as The Anarchy

Died in 1103

Feb 23 Constantine I Prince of Armenia the second lord of Armenian Cilicia or “Lord of the Mountains”. During his rule, he controlled the greater part of the regions around the Taurus Mountains, and invested much of his efforts in cultivating the lands and rebuilding the towns within his domain. He provided ample provisions to the Crusaders, for example during the difficult period of the siege of Antioch in the winter of 1097. He was a passionate adherent of the separated Armenian Church
Mar 23 Odo I Duke of Burgundy Duke of Burgundy between 1079 and 1103. Odo was the second son of Henry of Burgundy and grandson of Robert He became the duke following the abdication of his older brother, Hugh I, who retired to become a Benedictine monk
Jul 10 Eric I of Denmark King of Denmark following his brother Olaf I Hunger in 1095. He was a son of king Sweyn II Estridsson. His mother's identity is unknown. He married Boedil Thurgotsdatter
Aug 24 Magnus Barefoot King of Norway from 1093 until his death in 1103. His reign was marked by aggressive military campaigns and conquest, particularly in the Norse-dominated parts of the British Isles, and he extended his rule to the Kingdom of the Isles and Dublin
Oct 14 Humbert II Count of Savoy Count of Savoy from 1080 until his death in 1103. He was the son of Amadeus II of Savoy