903 in history

Died in 903

Mar 26 Sugawara no Michizane a scholar, poet, and politician of the Heian Period of Japan. He is regarded as an excellent poet, particularly in Chinese poetry, and is today revered as the god of learning, Tenman-Tenjin
Jul 8 Grimbald a 9th-century Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Bertin near Saint-Omer, France. Around 892 Alfred invited Grimbald to England; he accepted, but declined the Diocese of Canterbury, preferring to remain a monk. He took a leading part in the school that Alfred established for the education of young nobles. In the Introduction of his translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care, Alfred mentions the help he received from Grimbald in construing Latin