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This article is about the year 1631.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1600s  1610s  1620s  – 1630s –  1640s  1650s  1660s
Years: 1628 1629 163016311632 1633 1634
1631 by topic:
Arts and Science
Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science
Lists of leaders
Colonial governors - State leaders
Birth and death categories
Births - Deaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments - Disestablishments
Works category
1631 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1631
Ab urbe condita 2384
Armenian calendar 1080
Assyrian calendar 6381
Bengali calendar 1038
Berber calendar 2581
English Regnal year Cha. 1 – 7 Cha. 1
Buddhist calendar 2175
Burmese calendar 993
Byzantine calendar 7139–7140
Chinese calendar 庚午(Metal Horse)
4327 or 4267
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
4328 or 4268
Coptic calendar 1347–1348
Discordian calendar 2797
Ethiopian calendar 1623–1624
Hebrew calendar 5391–5392
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1687–1688
 - Shaka Samvat 1552–1553
 - Kali Yuga 4731–4732
Holocene calendar 11631
Igbo calendar 631–632
Iranian calendar 1009–1010
Islamic calendar 1040–1041
Japanese calendar Kan'ei 8
Javanese calendar 1552–1553
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3964
Minguo calendar 281 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 163
Thai solar calendar 2173–2174
Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, victorious in the Battle of Breitenfeld.
Dutch and Spanish ships in the Battle of the Slaak.

1631 (MDCXXXI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday (dominical letter B) of the Julian calendar, the 1631st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 631st year of the 2nd millennium, the 31st year of the 17th century, and the 2nd year of the 1630s decade. As of the start of 1631, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.




Date unknown[edit]

  • Moses Amyraut's Traite des Religions is published.
  • The Taj Mahal's construction is started (it is finished in 1653).
  • Mount Vesuvius erupts in Pompeii.
  • First English settlement by William Claiborne within the State of Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke, published by Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma[1]