< MDCXXXVII = 1637 >
Events in 1637
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|17 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1046 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|3 February:|| ||The Dutch tulip mania reaches its peak, with a bulb selling at ten annual incomes, while prices halved at the next sale on 5 February and halved again on the 9th, considered the first speculative economic bubble.|
|16 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 March:|| ||Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and inventor, is born in Gorinchem.|
|5 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|9 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|25 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Ben Jonson, English dramatist, dies in London.|
|28 Augustus:|| ||The Dutch capture Fort Elmina built by the Portuguese in 1482, the first trading post on the Gulf of Guinea, the oldest existing European building below the Sahara.|
|28 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1637
Claudio Monteverdi, Charles I, Galileo Galilei, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, 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, Paulus Potter, Robert Boyle, Christiaan Huygens, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Baruch Spinoza, John Locke and Robert Hooke celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1637 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598, 1609, 1615 and 1626 in the century before it and 1643, 1654, 1665, 1671, 1682, 1693, 1699, 1705, 1711, 1722 and 1733 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?1637 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 17 December 2017.