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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1610s 1620s 1630s – 1640s – 1650s 1660s 1670s|
|Years:||1638 1639 1640 – 1641 – 1642 1643 1644|
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|Ab urbe condita||2394|
|English Regnal year||16 Cha. 1 – 17 Cha. 1|
— to —辛巳年十一月廿九日
|- Vikram Samvat||1697–1698|
|- Shaka Samvat||1563–1564|
|- Kali Yuga||4742–4743|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||641–642|
|Japanese calendar||Kan'ei 18
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||271 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2184|
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- January 4 – Major eruption of the stratovolcano Mount Parker (Philippines).
- January 18 – Pau Claris proclaims the Catalan Republic.
- February 16 – King Charles I of England gives his assent to the Triennial Act, reluctantly committing himself to parliamentary sessions of at least fifty days every three years.
- July 5 - The Long Parliament abolishes the Court of Star Chamber.
- July 12 – Portugal and the Dutch Republic sign a Treaty of Offensive and Defensive Alliance. The treaty is not respected by both parties and as a consequence it has no effect in the Portuguese colonies (Brazil and Angola) that are under Dutch rule.
- August 10 – Charles I of England flees London for the north.
- October – Irish Rebellion of 1641: The Gaelic Irish in Ulster revolt against Scottish settlers.
- November 4 – A Dutch fleet, with Michiel de Ruyter as third in command, beats back a Spanish-Dunkirker fleet in an action at Cape St Vincent.
- November 22 – The Long Parliament passes the Grand Remonstrance, part of a series of legislation designed to contain Charles I's absolutist tendencies.
Date unknown 
- The Dutch found a trading colony on Dejima, near Nagasaki, Japan.
- Portugal is ousted from Malacca by the Dutch.
- Claudio Monteverdi's opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria is first performed.
- 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 Norwegian city of Kristiansand is founded by King Christian IV.
- 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.
- January 13 – Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont, Scottish statesman (d. 1724)
- January 18 – François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
- February 2 – Claude de la Colombière, French Catholic priest (d. 1682)
- March – Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester (d. 1711)
- April 8 – Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (d. 1704)
- April 15 – Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician and antiquarian (d. 1722)
- May – Juan Núñez de la Peña, Spanish historian (d. 1721)
- May 10 – Dudley North, English economist (d. 1691)
- May 28 – Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
- June 30 – Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (d. 1719)
- July 30 – Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
- August 5 – John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)
- September – Nehemiah Grew, biologist (d. 1712)
- September 7 – Tokugawa Ietsuna, Japanese shogun (d. 1680)
- October 5 – Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart de Mortemart, mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
- November 23 – Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (d. 1720)
- date unknown
- January 3 – Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomer (b. c. 1618)
- January 11 – Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
- March 8 – Xu Xiake, Chinese adventurer and geographer (b. 1587)
- April 13 – Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)
- April 15 – Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (b. 1581)
- April 27 – Wilhelm von Rath, German soldier and scholar (b. 1585)
- May 10 – Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
- May 12 – Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, English statesman (b. 1593)
- July 4 – Pedro Teixeira, Portuguese explorer
- August 9 – Augustine Baker, Welsh Benedictine mystic (b. 1575)
- September 10 – Ambrose Barlow, English Catholic martyr (b. 1585) (executed)
- October 31 – Cornelis Jol, Dutch naval commander and privateer (b. 1597)
- November 9
- December 9 – Sir Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter (b. 1599)
- date unknown
- BBC History, July 2011, p12