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Events in 1640
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|15 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|9 February:|| ||Murad IV Ghazi, sultan of the Ottoman Empire since 1623, dies of a chronic liver disease in Istanbul at age 27.|
|23 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|1 April:|| ||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.|
|5 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|20 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|30 May:|| ||Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter, dies in Antwerp in the Spanish Netherlands at age 62.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|1 December:|| ||A a coup d' état by Portuguese noblemen signals the end of the sixty year Iberion Union with the king of Spain.|
|5 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1050 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1640
Claudio Monteverdi, Charles I, Abel Tasman, Galileo Galilei, Jacob Cats, 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, 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, Robert Hooke, Jan van der Heyden and Louis XIV celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1640 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1548, 1576, 1584 and 1612 in the century before it and 1668, 1696, 1708 and 1736 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?1640 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 March 2017.