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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1580s 1590s 1600s – 1610s – 1620s 1630s 1640s|
|Years:||1612 1613 1614 – 1615 – 1616 1617 1618|
|1615 by topic:|
|Arts and Science|
|Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science|
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|Birth and death categories|
|Births - Deaths|
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|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2368|
|English Regnal year||12 Ja. 1 – 13 Ja. 1|
— to —乙卯年十一月十二日
|- Vikram Samvat||1671–1672|
|- Shaka Samvat||1537–1538|
|- Kali Yuga||4716–4717|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||615–616|
|Japanese calendar||Keichō 20Genna 1
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||297 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2158|
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- January 1 – The New Netherland Company is granted a 3-year monopoly in North American trade between the 40th and 45th parallels.
- Early February – Sir Thomas Roe sets out to become the first ambassador from the court of the King of England to the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, sailing in the Lyon under the command of captain Christopher Newport.
- March 10 – John Ogilvie, a Catholic priest, is hanged in Glasgow, Scotland.
- May 6 – The Peace of Tyrnau is signed between Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, and Gábor Bethlen.
- June 2 – The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
- June 4 – Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan, beginning a period of peace which lasts nearly 250 years. Bands of Christian samurai support Ieyasu's enemies at the Battle of Osaka.
- July – Peace of Asti between the Spanish Empire and Savoy.
- October – Spánverjavígin: 31 Spanish Basque whalers are killed after conflict with people of Iceland in the Westfjords peninsula.
- December 6 – In England, John Winthrop, later governor of the future Massachusetts Bay Colony, marries his second wife (of four), Thomasine Clopton, daughter of William Clopton of Castleins, near Groton, Suffolk.
- Persian hordes led by Shah-Abbas kill all the monks at the David Gareja monastery complex in Georgia, and set fire to its collection of manuscripts and works of art.
- Mary Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, is released from the Tower of London in recognition of her role in helping to discover the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury.
- The Somers Isles Company is founded to administer Bermuda.
- John Browne is created first King's Gunfounder.
- Austrian merchants receive economic privileges in the Ottoman Empire.
- The Perse School in Cambridge, England, is founded by Dr Stephen Perse.
- Wilson's School in Wallington, England, is founded by Royal Charter.
- The Grolsch Brewery is founded in Groenlo, Netherlands.
- Konoike Shinroku opens an office in Osaka and begins shipping tax-rice from western Japan to Osaka.
- Johannes Kepler publishes Dissertatio cum Nuncio Sidereo in response to Galileo's discovery of Jupiter's moons.
- Manuel Dias (Yang MaNuo), a Portuguese jesuit missionary introduces for the first time in China the telescope in his book Tian Wen Lüe (Explicatio Sphaerae Coelestis).
- The second volume of Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote ("El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha") is published, and is as successful as the first. Don Quixote eventually becomes the only truly famous work its author ever wrote.
- January 14 – John Biddle, English theologian (d. 1662)
- January 25 – Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
- January 30 – Thomas Rolfe, Virginia colonist and son of Pocahontas
- March 13 – Pope Innocent XII (d. 1700)
- June 20 (or July 31) – Salvator Rosa, Italian painter (d. 1673)
- September 7 – Colonel John Birch, English soldier (d. 1691)
- November 5 – Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
- November 12 – Richard Baxter, English clergyman (d. 1691)
- November 24 – Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
- January 31 – Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (b. 1543)
- February 4 – Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
- March 4 – Hans von Aachen, German painter (b. 1552)
- May 4 – Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (b. 1561)
- May 7 – Sanada Yukimura, legendary Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
- May 27 – Marguerite de Valois, queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
- June 23 – Mashita Nagamori, minor Japanese daimyo (b. 1545)
- September 1 – Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters (b. 1529)
- September 27 – Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman and woman of letters (b. 1575)
- Late November – Edward Wright, English mathematician and cartographer (b. 1561)
- November 24 – Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (b. 1556)
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 243–248. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Strachan, Michael (2004). "Roe, Sir Thomas (1581–1644)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/23943. Retrieved 2012-10-09. (subscription or UK public library membership required)