< MDCLVII = 1657 >
Events in 1657
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|13 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|2 March:|| ||A Japanese priest ritually burns a cursed komono said to bring bad luck, then the fire spreads and destoys the capital city of Edo (now Tokyo).|
|5 March:|| ||The Great Fire of Meireki subsides after ravaging the Japanese capital for three days, claimed more than 100000 lives.|
|25 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|29 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|13 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1067 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|14 June:|| ||Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens patents the pendulum clock.|
|3 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|9 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|13 September:|| ||Jacob van Campen, Dutch architect and painter, dies in Amersfoort at age 61.|
|17 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 1657
Abel Tasman, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jacob Cats, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, 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, William III and Edmond Halley celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1657 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1565, 1571, 1582, 1590, 1601, 1607, 1618, 1629, 1635 and 1646 in the century before it and 1663, 1674, 1685, 1691, 1703, 1714, 1725, 1731, 1742 and 1753 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?1657 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 June 2018.