< MDCLIV = 1654 >
Events in 1654
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|17 January:|| ||Paulus Potter, Dutch painter, is buried in Amsterdam, having died of tuberculosis at age 28 but producing about one hundred paintings during his short life.|
|17 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.|
|22 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|1 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|8 May:|| ||The vacuum in the Magdeburg hemispheres is stronger than the pull of thirty horses, as Otto von Guericke demonstrates to the Reichstag and emperor Ferdinand III in Regensburg.|
|10 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 June:|| ||Louis XIV of France, the “sun king”, is coronated at the age of 15.|
|6 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1064 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|5 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|21 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|12 October:|| ||A gunpowder store in the Dutch city of Delft explodes when its keeper opens the door, probably producing a spark, with a blast that kills a hundred people and destroys much of the city.|
|12 October:|| ||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 1654
Abel Tasman, Frans Hals, Jacob Cats, James Ussher, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, 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, Robert Boyle, Christiaan Huygens, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, Robert Hooke, Jan van der Heyden, Louis XIV, Mehmed IV, André Charles Boulle, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, Grinling Gibbons and William III celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1654 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598, 1609, 1615, 1626, 1637 and 1643 in the century before it and 1665, 1671, 1682, 1693, 1699, 1705, 1711, 1722, 1733, 1739 and 1750 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?2018 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?1654 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 April 2018.