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This article is about the year 1712.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1680s  1690s  1700s  – 1710s –  1720s  1730s  1740s
Years: 1709 1710 171117121713 1714 1715
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1712 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1712
Ab urbe condita 2465
Armenian calendar 1161
Assyrian calendar 6462
Bahá'í calendar −132 – −131
Bengali calendar 1119
Berber calendar 2662
British Regnal year 10 Ann. 1 – 11 Ann. 1
Buddhist calendar 2256
Burmese calendar 1074
Byzantine calendar 7220–7221
Chinese calendar 辛卯(Metal Rabbit)
4408 or 4348
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
4409 or 4349
Coptic calendar 1428–1429
Discordian calendar 2878
Ethiopian calendar 1704–1705
Hebrew calendar 5472–5473
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1768–1769
 - Shaka Samvat 1634–1635
 - Kali Yuga 4813–4814
Holocene calendar 11712
Igbo calendar 712–713
Iranian calendar 1090–1091
Islamic calendar 1123–1124
Japanese calendar Shōtoku 2
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4045
Minguo calendar 200 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2255

Year 1712 (MDCCXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar. In the Swedish calendar it began as a leap year starting on Monday and remained so until Thursday, February 29. By adding a second leap day (Friday, February 30) Sweden reverted to the Julian calendar and the rest of the year (from Saturday, March 1) was in sync with the Julian calendar. Sweden finally made the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in 1753.




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  1. ^ Rolt, L. T. C.; Allen, J. S. (1977). "The First Newcomen Engines c1710-15". The Steam Engine of Thomas Newcomen (new ed.). Hartington: Moorland. pp. 44–57. ISBN 0-903485-42-7.