< MDCXVII = 1617 >
Events in 1617
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|4 February:|| ||Lodewijk Elsevier, Dutch printer, dies in Leiden, aged around 77.|
|21 March:|| ||Pocahontas, daughter of an Indian chief who aided the colonists at Jamestown, is buried in Gravesend on the Thames in Kent, having died at the beginning of her journey back to Virginia.|
|4 April:|| ||John Napier, Scottish mathematician, pioneer of the logarithm and the decimal dot, dies in Edinburgh at age 66 or 67.|
|16 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|21 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 July:|| ||New France and Quebec City are founded by French explorer Samuel de Champlain.|
|23 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1026 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|22 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|9 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|29 November:|| ||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 1617
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 1617 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1525, 1531, 1542, 1553, 1559, 1570, 1581, 1589, 1595 and 1606 in the century before it and 1623, 1634, 1645, 1651, 1662, 1673, 1679, 1690, 1702 and 1713 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?1617 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 September 2017.