1640s

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This is a list of events occurring in the 1640s, ordered by year.

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1641[edit]

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  • The Dutch found a trading colony on Dejima, near Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Portugal is ousted from Malacca by the Dutch.
  • Moses Amyraut's De l'elevation de la foy et de l'abaissement de la raison en la creance des mysteres de la religion is published.
  • René Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy is originally published.
  • The Swedish town of Falun is given city rights by Queen Kristina.
  • English law makes witchcraft a capital crime.
  • A massive epidemic breaks out in northern and central China, just 3 years before the fall of the Ming dynasty. It races south down along the Grand Canal of China and the densely populated settlements there, from the northern terminus at Beijing, to the fertile Jiangnan region. In some local areas and towns it wipes out 90% of the local populace.

1642[edit]

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Abel Tasman sight New Zealand.

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  • The Dutch drive Spain from Taiwan.
  • The village of Bro (Broo) in Sweden is granted the city rights for the second time and takes the name Kristinehamn (literally "Christina's port") after the present Swedish monarch, Queen Christina.

1643[edit]

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1644[edit]

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1645[edit]

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1646[edit]

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1647[edit]

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1648[edit]

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1649[edit]

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References[edit]

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