< MDCLVIII = 1658 >
Events in 1658
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|2 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.|
|7 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.|
|17 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|23 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1068 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|26 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|22 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|16 July:|| ||The Dutch colony of about a hundred settlers on Mauritius is given up due to cyclones, droughts, illnesses, lack of food and other hardships.|
|29 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|3 September:|| ||Oliver Cromwell, English army officer and politician who overthrew the monarchy and turned England into a republican Commonwealth, dies at Whitehall, London, aged 59.|
|7 October:|| ||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 1658
Abel Tasman, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jacob Cats, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez, 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 1658 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1566, 1577, 1585, 1591, 1602, 1613, 1619, 1630, 1641 and 1647 in the century before it and 1669, 1675, 1686, 1697, 1709, 1715, 1726, 1737, 1743 and 1754 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?2013 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?1658 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2013.