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Events in 1616
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|5 March:|| ||The Sacred Congregation of the Index places “De Revolutionibus” about the earth's rotation by Copernicus, first published in 1543, on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.|
|25 March:|| ||William Shakespeare, English writer and actor, signs his will, a month before his death.|
|27 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|2 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 April:|| ||Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author, dies in Madrid at age 68.|
|3 May:|| ||William Shakespeare, English writer and actor, dies in Stratford-on-Avon on his 52th birthday (23 April Julian style).|
|6 May:|| ||William Shakespeare, English writer and actor, is buried in Stratford-on-Avon.|
|15 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|2 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1025 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|21 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|2 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|2 November:|| ||Jacob le Maire and Willem Schouten, having sailed west across the Pacific and arrived in Batavia on Java in October, are arrested for infringement of the Dutch East India Company trade monopoly to the Spice Islands, on 1 November according to their own time keeping.|
|9 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1616
Lodewijk Elsevier, John Napier, Pocahontas, Mumtaz Mahal, Trijntje Keever, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, René Descartes, François Duquesnoy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell, Pierre de Fermat, Rembrandt van Rijn, Murad IV Ghazi and John Wilkins celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1616 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1524, 1552, 1580 and 1588 in the century before it and 1644, 1672 and 1712 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1616 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 August 2017.