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This article is about the year 1628.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
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1628 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1628
Ab urbe condita 2381
Armenian calendar 1077
Assyrian calendar 6378
Bengali calendar 1035
Berber calendar 2578
English Regnal year Cha. 1 – 4 Cha. 1
Buddhist calendar 2172
Burmese calendar 990
Byzantine calendar 7136–7137
Chinese calendar 丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
4324 or 4264
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
4325 or 4265
Coptic calendar 1344–1345
Discordian calendar 2794
Ethiopian calendar 1620–1621
Hebrew calendar 5388–5389
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1684–1685
 - Shaka Samvat 1549–1550
 - Kali Yuga 4728–4729
Holocene calendar 11628
Igbo calendar 628–629
Iranian calendar 1006–1007
Islamic calendar 1037–1038
Japanese calendar Kan'ei 5
Javanese calendar 1549–1550
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3961
Minguo calendar 284 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 160
Thai solar calendar 2170–2171
Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle. Painting by Henri Motte from 1881.
Dutch admiral Piet Hein, leader of the Dutch fleet that captured the Spanish treasure fleet in the Battle in the Bay of Matanzas.

1628 (MDCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (dominical letter BA) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter FE) of the Julian calendar, the 1628th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 628th year of the 2nd millennium, the 28th year of the 17th century, and the 9th year of the 1620s decade. As of the start of 1628, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.




Date unknown[edit]

  • The first black slaves arrive in Dutch Manhattan.







In fiction[edit]

  • 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.