From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1666 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1666
Ab urbe condita 2419
Armenian calendar 1115
Assyrian calendar 6416
Balinese saka calendar 1587–1588
Bengali calendar 1073
Berber calendar 2616
English Regnal year 17 Cha. 2 – 18 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar 2210
Burmese calendar 1028
Byzantine calendar 7174–7175
Chinese calendar 乙巳(Wood Snake)
4362 or 4302
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4363 or 4303
Coptic calendar 1382–1383
Discordian calendar 2832
Ethiopian calendar 1658–1659
Hebrew calendar 5426–5427
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1722–1723
 - Shaka Samvat 1587–1588
 - Kali Yuga 4766–4767
Holocene calendar 11666
Igbo calendar 666–667
Iranian calendar 1044–1045
Islamic calendar 1076–1077
Japanese calendar Kanbun 5
Javanese calendar 1588–1589
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3999
Minguo calendar 246 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 198
Thai solar calendar 2208–2209
Tibetan calendar 阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
1792 or 1411 or 639
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
1793 or 1412 or 640

1666 (MDCLXVI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1666th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 666th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 17th century, and the 7th year of the 1660s decade. As of the start of 1666, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. This is the first year to be designated as an Annus mirabilis, in John Dryden's 1667 poem so titled, celebrating England's failure to be beaten either by the Dutch or by fire. It is the only year to contain each Roman numeral once in descending order (1000(M)+500(D)+100(C)+50(L)+10(X)+5(V)+1(I) = 1666).




The Battle of Rullion Green in the Pentland Hills, in Lothian, Scotland on 28 November 1666 was the culmination of the brief Pentland Rising (15–28 November 1666). At least 3000 men of the Scottish Royal Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns opposed about 900 Covenanter rebels.

Date unknown




  1. ^ "Cathedra Petri – Altar of the Chair of St. Peter". St Peters Basilica. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  2. ^ a b c Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 190–191. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  3. ^ Frame, Donald M. The Misanthrope and Other Plays by Molière.
  4. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
  5. ^ Connections, pbk: pp265, James Burke
  6. ^ "Armenian Bible". Retrieved 2016-12-11.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1666&oldid=866633011"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1666
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "1666"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA