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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1590s 1600s 1610s – 1620s – 1630s 1640s 1650s|
|Years:||1625 1626 1627 – 1628 – 1629 1630 1631|
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|Ab urbe condita||2381|
|English Regnal year||3 Cha. 1 – 4 Cha. 1|
— to —戊辰年十二月初七日
|- Vikram Samvat||1684–1685|
|- Shaka Samvat||1550–1551|
|- Kali Yuga||4729–4730|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||628–629|
|Japanese calendar||Kan'ei 5
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||284 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2171|
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- January 25 – Shah Jahan crowned as ruler of the Mughal Empire in Agra.
- March 1 – Writs issued in February by King Charles I required every county in England (not just seaport towns) to pay ship tax by this date.
- March 17 – Oliver Cromwell makes first appearance in the English Parliament as Member for Huntingdon.
- May–August 4 – Thirty Years' War: As a result of its refusal to accept the Capitulation of Franzburg, Stralsund is besieged by Wallenstein's imperial army.
- June 7 – King Charles I reconvenes the English Parliament and accepts the Petition of Right as a concession to gain his subsidies.
- August 4 – Thirty Years' War: With the help of Danish and Swedish reinforcements, Stralsund is able to resist Wallenstein's siege until the landing of a Danish army, led by Christian IV of Denmark, forces Wallenstein to raise the siege and move his army to confront the new threat.
- August 10 – The Swedish 64 gun sailing ship Vasa sinks on her maiden voyage in the Stockholm harbor.
- August 23 – George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton.
- September 2 – Thirty Years' War: Wallenstein defeats Christian IV of Denmark's army in the Battle of Wolgast.
- September 6 – Puritans settle Salem, which will later become part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- September 7–September 8 – Eighty Years' War: Dutch admiral Piet Hein captures 16 ships of the Spanish treasure fleet in the Battle in the Bay of Matanzas. The immense booty taken brings in over 11 million guilders, part of which is used to fund the entire army of the Dutch republic for 8 months long.
- October 28 – The Siege of La Rochelle ends with the surrender of the Huguenots.
Date unknown 
- William Harvey publishes Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus in Frankfurt, containing his findings about blood circulation.
- Publication of Sir Edward Coke's Institutes of the Lawes of England begins with A Commentary upon Littleton. This will remain an influential legal text on both sides of the Atlantic for three centuries.
- The Collegiate School, today the oldest educational institution in North America, is established.
- The War of the Mantuan Succession breaks out over Mantua and Montferrat. The war is fought between the Duke of Savoy, who is supported by Spain, and the Duke of Nevers, who is supported by France.
- The first black slaves arrive in the Dutch Manhattan.
- January 8 – François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
- January 10 – George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1687)
- January 12 – Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
- March 10 – Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
- March 17 – François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
- April 23 – Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704)
- May 17 – Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria, regent of the Tyrol (d. 1662)
- July 11 – Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
- August 29 – John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
- November 28 – John Bunyan, English writer (d. 1688)
- December 25 – Noël Coypel, French painter (d. 1707)
- probable – Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, celebrated Dutch landscape painter (d. 1682)
- March 12 – John Bull, English composer (b. c. 1562)
- March 29 – Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
- June 8 – Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
- July 13 – Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. c. 1581)
- August 6 – Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
- August 23 – George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (b. 1592)
- September 30 – Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English writer (b. 1554)
- October 16 – François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
- November 15 – Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576)
- November 16 – Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer (b. c. 1555)
- date unknown – Gregor Aichinger, German composer (b. c. 1565)
In fiction 
- The events of the historical novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas take place in this year, and include fictionalized versions of the Siege of La Rochelle and the assassination of the Duke of Buckingham.