< MDCLXXIX = 1679 >
Events in 1679
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|13 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|5 February:|| ||Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright, dies in Amsterdam at age 91.|
|11 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Horse makes way for the Year of the Ram.|
|23 February:|| ||Jan Steen, Dutch painter, is buried in Leiden aged around 53.|
|27 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|16 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|4 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|26 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1090 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|26 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1679
Francesco Lana de Terzi, Narai, Matsuo Bashō, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine, Giandomenico Cassini, Robert Boyle, Christiaan Huygens, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 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, Herman Boerhaave, Peter the Great and Antonio Vivaldi celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1679 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1581, 1589, 1595, 1606, 1617, 1623, 1634, 1645, 1651, 1662 and 1673 in the century before it and 1690, 1702, 1713, 1719, 1730, 1741, 1747, 1758, 1769 and 1775 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?1679 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 April 2018.