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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1610s 1620s 1630s – 1640s – 1650s 1660s 1670s|
|Years:||1644 1645 1646 – 1647 – 1648 1649 1650|
|1647 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|
|Ab urbe condita||2400|
|English Regnal year||22 Cha. 1 – 23 Cha. 1|
|Chinese calendar||丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4343 or 4283
— to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4344 or 4284
|- Vikram Samvat||1703–1704|
|- Shaka Samvat||1568–1569|
|- Kali Yuga||4747–4748|
|Japanese calendar||Shōhō 4
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||265 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2189–2190|
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1647 (MDCXLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) of the Julian calendar, the 1647th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 647th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 17th century, and the 8th year of the 1640s decade. As of the start of 1647, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.
- January 7 – The Westminster Assembly begins debating the biblical proof texts to support the new Confession of Faith.
- January 16 – Citizens of Dublin declare support for Rinuccini and refuse to support the army of the Marquis of Ormond.
- March 14 – Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
- April 3 – In England, a letter from the Agitators of the New Model Army, protesting delay of pay, is read in the House of Commons.
- May 13 – 1647 Santiago earthquake rattles Chile.
- May 24 – The Marquis of Argyll and David Leslie join forces to defeat Alasdair MacColla at Rhunahoarine Point in Kintyre. MacColla flees to Ireland; his followers massacred.
- May 29 – The Rhode Island General Assembly drafts a constitution that separates church and state, and permits public referendums and initiatives on legislation.
- August 8 – Battle of Dungan's Hill: Irish forces are defeated by English Parliamentary forces.
- November – Battle of Knocknanauss: An Irish confederate force is destroyed by the army of Parliament; Alasdair MacColla is killed.
- November 15 – Henry of Guise landed in Naples to become leader of the Neapolitan Republic.
- December 28 – King Charles of England promises a church reform. This agreement leads to the Second English Civil War.
- England's Puritan rulers ban Christmas.
- Johann von Werth tries to take his troops over the Austrian border, but they refuse.
- Aberystwyth Castle is razed to the ground by Parliamentarian troops.
- The word Geysir was first used in Iceland by Bishop Sveinson.
- Dutch artist Salomon van Ruysdael completed the oil painting The Crossing at Nijmegen (70 × 89 cm).
- January 17 – Johanna Elisabeth of Nassau-Hadamar, by marriage Princess of Anhalt-Harzgerode (d. 1647)
- January 2 – Nathaniel Bacon, colonist of the Virginia Colony (d. 1676)
- January 6
- Christian William I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1666–1720) (d. 1721)
- William Wall, English theologian (d. 1728)
- January 7 – Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
- February 11 – Elisabeth Charlotte of Anhalt-Harzgerode, by marriage Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön-Norburg (d. 1723)
- February 17
- February 18 – Denis-Nicolas Le Nourry, French Benedictine scholar (d. 1724)
- March 1 – John de Brito, Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1693)
- March 12 – Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French soldier and general (d. 1727)
- March 17 – Johann Wolfgang Jäger, German theologian (d. 1720)
- March 19 – Anna Elisabeth of Anhalt-Bernburg, Duchess consort of Württemberg-Bernstadt (d. 1680)
- March 20 – Jean de Hautefeuille, Cleric–scientist (d. 1724)
- April 1 – John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court (d. 1680)
- April 2 – Maria Sibylla Merian, German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator (d. 1717)
- April 3 – Sir Thomas Littleton, 3rd Baronet, English statesman (d. 1709)
- April 16 – Matthijs Naiveu, Dutch painter (d. 1726)
- April 18 – Elias Brenner, Finnish artist (d. 1717)
- April 26 – William Ashhurst, Lord Mayor of London, 1693–1694 (d. 1720)
- May 20 – Basilius Petritz, German composer and Kreuzkirche (d. 1715)
- June 3 – Johanna Walpurgis of Leiningen-Westerburg, German noblewoman, by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels (d. 1687)
- June 17 – James Kendall, Soldier; Politician (d. 1708)
- June 19 – Miles Gale, English antiquarian (d. 1721)
- June 20 – John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
- June 22 – Ivan Ratkaj, Croatian Jesuit missionary and explorer (d. 1683)
- July 2 – Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English privy councillor (d. 1730)
- July 8 – Frances Stewart, Duchess of Richmond, member of the Court of the Restoration, famous for refusing to become a mistress of Charles II of England (d. 1702)
- July 17 – Robertus Dixon, British scientist (d. 1733)
- July 22 – Margaret Mary Alacoque, Nun, mystic and saint (d. 1690)
- July 23 – Luise Marie of the Palatinate, German princess (d. 1679)
- July 29 – Carl Piper, Swedish politician (d. 1716)
- August 4 – Giovanni II Cornaro, Venetian nobleman and statesman (d. 1722)
- August 12
- August 22 – Denis Papin, French inventor (d. 1712)
- August 28 – Erik Carlsson Sjöblad, Swedish governor, admiral, and baron (d. 1725)
- August 31 – Mary Scott, 3rd Countess of Buccleuch, young Scottish peeress (d. 1661)
- September 1 – Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1717)
- September 4 – Gerhard Noodt, Dutch jurist (d. 1725)
- September 23
- October 3 – Johannes Voet, Dutch legal scholar (d. 1713)
- November 11
- November 18 – Pierre Bayle, French philosopher (d. 1706)
- November 20 – Huchtenburg, Dutch painter (d. 1733)
- November 26 – Marie Hedwig of Hesse-Darmstadt, Duchess consort of Saxe-Meiningen (1671–1680) (d. 1680)
- November 27 – Badr-un-Nissa, daughter of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and Nawab Bai (d. 1670)
- November 28 – Constantin Marselis, Danish baron (d. 1699)
- December 4 – Daniel Eberlin, German composer (d. 1715)
- December 7
- December 11
- December 22 – Nicholas Noyes, colonial minister during the time of the Salem witch trials (d. 1717)
- December 30 – Jean Martianay, French Benedictine scholar (d. 1717)
- date unknown – Henry Aldrich, English theologian and philosopher (d. 1710)
- date unknown – Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (d. 1688)
- date unknown – Elisabeth Hevelius, Danzig astronomer (d. 1693)
- January 29 – Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)
- March 14 – Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
- March 29 – Charls Butler, English beekeeper and philologist (b. 1560)
- May 21 – Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch poet and historian (b. 1581)
- June 2 – Christian, Prince Elect of Denmark, Danish prince (b. 1603)
- June 12 – Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian (b. c. 1575)
- July 7 – Thomas Hooker, Connecticut colonist (b. 1586)
- July 16 – Masaniello, Italian rebel (b. 1622)
- August 24 – Nicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (b. 1586)
- September 18 – Pietro Carrera, Italian chess player (b. 1573)
- October 8 – Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
- October 15 – Bartholda van Swieten, Dutch diplomat (b. 1566)
- October 25 – Evangelista Torricelli, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1608)
- November 30 – Bonaventura Cavalieri, Italian mathematician (b. 1598)
- The Work of the Westminster Assembly John Murray, (The Presbyterian Guardian 1942)
- History of the Great Civil War vol. iii, S.R. Gardiner (London 1889)
- Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Scotland 1644–1651, David Stevenson (Newton Abbott 1977)
- John Seach. "Geysir Volcano, Iceland". volcanolive.com. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "Art Renewal Center :: Salomon van Ruysdael :: The Crossing at Nijmegen". artrenewal.org. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- "Mathematicians who were born or died on 30th November". Archived from the original on November 28, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2007.