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Events in 1659
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|23 January:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|1 February:|| ||Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer, is born in Middelburg.|
|30 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|7 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|13 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1069 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|18 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|12 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|27 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 October:|| ||Abel Tasman, Dutch explorer, dies in Batavia in the Dutch East Indies, now Jakarta in Indonesia, at age 56.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1659
Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, 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 1659 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1561, 1567, 1578, 1586, 1597, 1603, 1614, 1625, 1631, 1642 and 1653 in the century before it and 1670, 1681, 1687, 1698, 1710, 1721, 1727, 1738, 1749 and 1755 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?1659 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.