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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1659 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1659
Ab urbe condita 2412
Armenian calendar 1108
Assyrian calendar 6409
Balinese saka calendar 1580–1581
Bengali calendar 1066
Berber calendar 2609
English Regnal year 10 Cha. 2 – 11 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar 2203
Burmese calendar 1021
Byzantine calendar 7167–7168
Chinese calendar 戊戌(Earth Dog)
4355 or 4295
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4356 or 4296
Coptic calendar 1375–1376
Discordian calendar 2825
Ethiopian calendar 1651–1652
Hebrew calendar 5419–5420
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1715–1716
 - Shaka Samvat 1580–1581
 - Kali Yuga 4759–4760
Holocene calendar 11659
Igbo calendar 659–660
Iranian calendar 1037–1038
Islamic calendar 1069–1070
Japanese calendar Manji 2
Javanese calendar 1581–1582
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3992
Minguo calendar 253 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 191
Thai solar calendar 2201–2202
Tibetan calendar 阳土狗年
(male Earth-Dog)
1785 or 1404 or 632
    — to —
(female Earth-Pig)
1786 or 1405 or 633

1659 (MDCLIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1659th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 659th year of the 2nd millennium, the 59th year of the 17th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1650s decade. As of the start of 1659, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




Date unknown

  • First British colonists arrive on Saint Helena.
  • 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.
  • Peter Swink, the first known non-white settler to own land in Massachusetts, and first known African to live in Springfield, Massachusetts, arrives. He holds a seat in the town meetings.




  1. ^ On display at Westminster Abbey.
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