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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Matthias Gallas
Matthias Gallas
conquers and plunders Mantua .
Allonge wig
The allonge wig
is mentioned for the first time.
Willem Blaeu: Moluccæ Insulæ Celeberrimæ
Willem Blaeu creates the first map of the Moluccas .
1630 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1078/79 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1622/23 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1035/36 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2173/74 (southern Buddhism); 2172/73 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 72nd (73rd) cycle

Year of the Metal Horse庚午 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Snake 己巳)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 992/993 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3963/64 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1008/09 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1039/40 (9/10 August)
Jewish calendar 5390/91 (September 6-7)
Coptic calendar 1346/47 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 805/806
Seleucid era Babylon: 1940/41 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1941/42 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1686/87 (April)


Politics and world events

The war in Europe

Other events in Europe

  • The municipality of Oberhoff is first mentioned in a document.

American colonies

Taking Olinda


science and technology

Title page of Galileo's Dialogue: Aristotle, Ptolemy and Copernicus discuss
  • Galileo Galilei completes the Dialogo di Galileo Galilei sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico e Copernicano ( Dialogue on the two most important world systems, the Ptolemaic and the Copernican ). In this book, Galileo explains, among other things, his principle of relativity and his proposal for determining the speed of light .
  • Willem Blaeu creates the first map of the Moluccas .
The oldest surviving drawing made with the aid of a microscope: bees. Francesco Stelluti


Claesz: Vanitas Still Life


Ulenberg Bible

nature and environment

Historical views and maps


First half of the year

Charles II as a child, painting by Anthony van Dyck 1637

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Johannes Kepler, 1610

Exact date of death unknown

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