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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1570s 1580s 1590s – 1600s – 1610s 1620s 1630s|
|Years:||1600 1601 1602 – 1603 – 1604 1605 1606|
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|Arts and Science|
|Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science|
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|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2356|
|English Regnal year||45 Eliz. 1 – 1 Ja. 1|
— to —癸卯年十一月廿九日
|- Vikram Samvat||1659–1660|
|- Shaka Samvat||1525–1526|
|- Kali Yuga||4704–4705|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||603–604|
|Japanese calendar||Keichō 8
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||309 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2146|
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- February 25 – The Portuguese ship Santa Catarina is seized by Dutch East India Company ships off Singapore. The first permanent Dutch trading post in Indonesia is established in Banten.
- March – French explorer Samuel Champlain sails to Canada.
- March 24 – Queen Elizabeth I of England dies at Richmond Palace and is succeeded by her cousin's grandson, King James VI of Scotland, uniting the crowns of Scotland and England.
- March 24 – Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan. Start of the 265-year-long Edo period.
- March 31 – The Nine Years War (Ireland) is ended by the submission of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, to the English Crown and the signing of the Treaty of Mellifont.
- April 28 – The funeral of Elizabeth I of England is held in Westminster Abbey.
- July 17 or July 19 – Sir Walter Ralegh is arrested for treason.
- July 25 – James I is crowned as King of England in Westminster Abbey.
- September 20 – Samuel Champlain arrives back in France.
- October – Sangley Rebellion takes place, ending in the massacre of 20,000 Sangley Chinese in Manila.
- November 17 – Sir Walter Ralegh goes on trial for treason in the converted Great Hall of Winchester Castle.
- December 22 – Ottoman Dynasty: Sultan Mehmed III of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Ahmed I.
Ongoing events 
Date unknown 
- A rebellion breaks out in Transylvania.
- French Huguenot Pierre de Gua is granted royal permission to settle in North America, founding the colony of Acadia.
- Yaqob is deposed as Emperor of Ethiopia by Za Sellase, who appoints his cousin Za Dengel to replace him.
- Johann Bayer publishes the star atlas Uranometria, the first to cover the entire celestial sphere.
- The Accademia dei Lincei, the oldest scientific academy in the world, is founded in Rome by Federico Cesi.
- The earliest of eight companies that would eventually merge to form the Kikkoman Corporation, the ubiquitous producers of soy sauce, is founded in Japan.
- January 21 – Shackerley Marmion, English dramatist (d. 1639)
- January 27 – Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)
- March 18
- April 10 – Christian, Prince Elect of Denmark, Danish prince (d. 1647)
- April 19 – Michel le Tellier, French statesman (d. 1685)
- June 17 – Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (d. 1663)
- July 11 – Kenelm Digby, English privateer and alchemist (d. 1665)
- July 23 – Axel Lillie, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1662)
- August 9 – Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian (d. 1669)
- August 16 – Adam Olearius, German scholar (d. 1671)
- August 17 – Lennart Torstenson, Dutch soldier and military engineer (d. 1651)
- September 15 – Tokugawa Yorifusa, Japanese nobleman (d. 1661)
- October 10 – Abel Janszoon Tasman, Dutch seafarer and explorer (d. 1659)
- November 16 – Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior of the Jasna Góra Monastery (d. 1673)
- December 21 – Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)
- date unknown
- February 7 – Hermann Wilken, German humanist and mathematician (b. 1522)
- February 23 – Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)
- March 24 – Queen Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)
- March 25 – Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1526)
- April 25 – George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1539)
- June – Baldassare Donato, Italian composer and singer (b. 1525)
- June 27 – Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop, writer, and diplomat (b. 1539)
- July 4 – Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer (b. 1521)
- July 10 – Joan Terès i Borrull, viceroy of Catalonia (b. 1538)
- September 8 – George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician (b. 1547)
- October – Ralph Lane, English explorer (b. 1530)
- November 16 – Pierre Charron, French philosopher (b. 1541)
- November 20 – Krzysztof Mikołaj "the Lightning" Radziwiłł, Polish nobleman (b. 1547)
- December 9 – William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)
- December 10 – William Gilbert, English scientist (plague) (b. 1544)
- December 13 – Franciscus Vieta, French mathematician (b. 1540)
- December 22 – Mehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (b. 1566)
- December 27 – Thomas Cartwright, English Puritan clergyman
- date unknown
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Des Sauvages: ou voyage de Samuel Champlain, de Brouages, faite en la France nouvelle l'an 1603.
- Asimov, Isaac. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (2nd ed.).