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|Years:||1643 1644 1645 – 1646 – 1647 1648 1649|
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|Ab urbe condita||2399|
|English Regnal year||21 Cha. 1 – 22 Cha. 1|
— to —丙戌年十一月廿五日
|- Vikram Samvat||1702–1703|
|- Shaka Samvat||1568–1569|
|- Kali Yuga||4747–4748|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||646–647|
|Japanese calendar||Shōhō 3
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||266 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2189|
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- February 16 – First English Civil War – The Battle of Great Torrington, Devon, the last major battle of the conflict, is fought.
- February 28 – Roger Scott is tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church.
- March 6 – Joseph Jenkes, in Massachusetts, receives the first colonial machine patent.
- April 27 – King Charles I flees from Oxford.
- May 5 – King Charles I surrenders his forces to a Scottish army at Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
- May 6 – Poet Anne Bradstreet becomes a founding mother of Andover Parish (now North Andover) Massachusetts.
- May 30 – Spain and the Netherlands sign a temporary cease fire in the war.
- June 25 – The New Model Army of Thomas Fairfax occupies Oxford.
- July 12 – Lightning strikes the gunpowder tower of the castle of Bredevoort, causing an explosion that destroys parts of the castle and the town, killing Lord Haersolte of Bredevoort and his family, as well as others. Only one son, Anthonie, who is not home that day, survives.
- July 30 – The English Parliament sets the Newcastle Propositions for King Charles I.
- August 19 – English Civil War – Raglan Castle in Wales surrenders to General Fairfax after a 2-month siege; it is later destroyed.
- October 28 – The first Protestant church assembly for natives is held in Massachusetts (see Waban).
- November 4 – Massachusetts enacts the death penalty for having a rebellious child.
- December 7 – Princess Louise Henriette (19) marries Frederick William of Brandenburg.
- December 21 – Global temperatures begin to decline as part of the Little Ice Age
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- The Westminster Confession of Faith is published.
- February 4 – Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman and poet (d. 1699)
- February 17 – Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
- February 23 – Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
- April 4 – Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
- April 15 – King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
- April 16 – Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
- April 26 – King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
- July 1 – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher, scientist, and mathematician (d. 1716)
- August 8 – Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
- August 19 – John Flamsteed, English astronomer (d. 1719)
- October 10 – Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné, French countess (d. 1705)
- December 26 – Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)
- March 11 – Stanisław Koniecpolski, Polish soldier and statesman (b. c. 1592)
- April 10 – Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
- August 19 – Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian (b. c. 1583)
- September 1 – Francis Windebank, English statesman (b. 1582)
- September 14 – Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (b. 1591)
- September 24 – Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (b. c. 1565)
- October 4 – Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (b. 1586)
- October 12 – François de Bassompierre, Marshal of France (b. 1579)
- October 18 – Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1607)
- October 28 – William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
- November 29 – Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
- December 22 – Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596)
- December 23 – François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)