1650s

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The 1650s decade ran from January 1, 1650, to December 31, 1659.

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1650

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1651

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1652

January–June

July–December

1653

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1654

January–June

July–December

1655

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • The Bibliotheca Thysiana is erected, the only surviving 17th century example in the Netherlands, of a building designed as a library.

1656

January–June

July–December

Undated

1657

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1658

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • Portuguese traders are expelled from Ceylon by Dutch invaders.
  • The Dutch in the Cape Colony start to import slaves from India and South-East Asia (later from Madagascar).

1659

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • Spanish Infanta Maria Theresa brings cocoa to Paris.
  • Diego Velázquez's portrait of Infanta Maria Theresa is first exhibited.
  • Thomas Hobbes publishes De Homine.
  • Parisian police raid a monastery, sending monks to prison for eating meat and drinking wine during Lent.
  • Drought occurs in India.
  • Christiaan Huygens writes Systema Saturnium.
  • First known non-white settler to own land in Massachusetts, and first known African to live in Springfield, Massachusetts arrives by the name of Peter Swink. He held seats in the town meetings.

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References

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  6. ^ "Guericke, Otto von". Encyclopædia Britannica. 9 (11th ed.). The Encyclopædia Britannica Co. 1910. p. 670. 
  7. ^ Oliver Cromwell, letters and Speeches Thomas Carlyle
  8. ^ "Jews arrive in the New World". American Jewish Archives. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ LeElef, Ner (2001). "World Jewish Population". SimpleToRemember. Retrieved 2012-07-10. Metropolitan Tel Aviv, with 2.5 million Jews, is the world's largest Jewish city. It is followed by New York, with 1.9 million. 
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  18. ^ "Chocolate Arrives in England". Cadbury. Archived from the original on February 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  19. ^ Brems, Hans (June 1970). "Sweden: From Great Power to Welfare State". Journal of Economic Issues. Association for Evolutionary Economics. 4 (2, 3): 1–16. JSTOR 4224039. A swift and brilliantly conceived march from Holstein across the frozen Danish waters on Copenhagen, by Karl X Gustav in 1658, finally wrests Bohuslin, Sk'ane, and Blekinge from Denmark. Denmark no longer controls both sides of Oresund, and Swedish power is at its peak. 
  20. ^ On display at Westminster Abbey.
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