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Events in 1626
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|5 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|9 April:|| ||Francis Bacon, English scientist, author and politician, dies in Highgate at age 65.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1035 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 May:|| ||Peter Minuit, director-general of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, buys the island of Manhattan from a Native American tribe for goods to the value of 24 dollars.|
|24 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|23 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|30 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|18 November:|| ||After 120 years of building Pope Urban VIII dedicates the Vatican Basilica of Saint Peter, the largest church in the world.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1626
Mumtaz Mahal, Trijntje Keever, Claudio Monteverdi, Galileo Galilei, 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, John Wilkins, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine, Andrew Marvell, Molière, Blaise Pascal, Giandomenico Cassini and Paulus Potter celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1626 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1534, 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598, 1609 and 1615 in the century before it and 1637, 1643, 1654, 1665, 1671, 1682, 1693, 1699, 1705, 1711 and 1722 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?1626 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 March 2017.