< MDCLXXII = 1672 >
Events in 1672
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|21 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|30 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|12 March:|| ||England declares war on the Dutch republic.|
|29 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|3 April:|| ||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.|
|8 April:|| ||France declares war on the Dutch republic.|
|13 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 May:|| ||The Bishopric of Münster and the Electorate of Cologne declare war on the Dutch republic.|
|9 June:|| ||Peter the Great, ruler of Russia from 1682 until his death, is born Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov in Moscow.|
|4 July:|| ||Prince William III becomes stadtholder of Holland, desperate for a strong leader in the Disaster Year at the end of the Dutch Golden Age.|
|16 July:|| ||Prince William III is appointed stadtholder of Zeeland.|
|1 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|19 November:|| ||John Wilkins, English bishop and physicist, founder of the Royal Society, dies in London at age 58.|
|11 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1083 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|23 December:|| ||Italian astronomer Cassini discovers Rhea, the second largest moon of Saturn.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1672
Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Francesco Lana de Terzi, Narai, Joost van den Vondel, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine, Andrew Marvell, Molière, 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, Edmond Halley, Jacob Roggeveen, Jonathan Swift and Herman Boerhaave celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1672 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1580, 1588, 1616 and 1644 in the century before it and 1712, 1740 and 1768 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?1672 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 February 2018.