1647

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1647 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1647
MDCXLVII
Ab urbe condita2400
Armenian calendar1096
ԹՎ ՌՂԶ
Assyrian calendar6397
Balinese saka calendar1568–1569
Bengali calendar1054
Berber calendar2597
English Regnal year22 Cha. 1 – 23 Cha. 1
Buddhist calendar2191
Burmese calendar1009
Byzantine calendar7155–7156
Chinese calendar丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4343 or 4283
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4344 or 4284
Coptic calendar1363–1364
Discordian calendar2813
Ethiopian calendar1639–1640
Hebrew calendar5407–5408
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1703–1704
 - Shaka Samvat1568–1569
 - Kali Yuga4747–4748
Holocene calendar11647
Igbo calendar647–648
Iranian calendar1025–1026
Islamic calendar1056–1057
Japanese calendarShōhō 4
(正保4年)
Javanese calendar1568–1569
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3980
Minguo calendar265 before ROC
民前265年
Nanakshahi calendar179
Thai solar calendar2189–2190
Tibetan calendar阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
1773 or 1392 or 620
    — to —
阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
1774 or 1393 or 621

1647 (MDCXLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday 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 1923.

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

  • 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 – The 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 are massacred.[7]
  • June 6Michael Jones, named Governor of Dublin by England's Parliamentarians, lands with 2,000 troops and begins the expulsion of Catholics and the arrest of Protestant royalists.
  • June 8 The Puritan rulers of England's Long Parliament pass the "Ordinance for abolishing all Holidays, and appointing other Days for Sports and Recreations for Scholars, Apprentices, and Servants, in their Room", confirming abolition of the feasts of Christmas, Easter and Whitsun, though making the second Tuesday in each month a secular holiday. The Act declares "Forasmuch as the Feasts of the Nativity of Christ, Easter, and Whitsuntide, and other Festivals, commonly called Holidays, have heretofore been superstitiously used and observed; be it ordained, That the said Feasts and Festivals be no loner observed within England and Wales." [8][9]
  • June 10 – The Battle of Puerto de Cavite begins in the Spanish Philippines when an armada of 12 large warships from the Dutch Republic sails into Manila Bay, with cannon fire hitting many of the roofs of the city. The Spanish defending fleet drives off the Dutch after a two day battle.
  • June 16Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, is crowned as the King of Hungary and Croatia at Pressburg, now the Slovakian capital of Bratislava
  • June 19 – The Duke of Ormond, the royalist governor of Dublin, concludes a treaty with the English Commonwealth's Earl of Anglesey, handing over control of Dublin to the Commonwealth in return for the English promise to protect the interests of royalists, both Protestant and Roman Catholic, who had not joined in the Irish Rebellion.
  • June 25 – The "Remonstrance of The Army" is presented to the English parliament by former Royal Army supporters of King Charles I, pledging their loyalty to the new English Commonwealth.

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


Births[edit]

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April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Culmination of a Chinese Peasant Rebellion: Chang Hsien-chung in Szechwan, 1644–46", by James B. Parsons, The Journal of Asian Studies (May 1957) p. 399
  2. ^ The Work of the Westminster Assembly John Murray, (The Presbyterian Guardian 1942)
  3. ^ History of the Great Civil War vol. iii, S.R. Gardiner (London 1889)
  4. ^ Frederic Wakeman, The Great Enterprise: The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in Seventeenth-Century China (University of California Press, 1985) p. 738
  5. ^ Wyndham Sydney Boundy, Bushell and Harman of Lundy (Gazette Printing Service, 1961)
  6. ^ Sir Edward Cust, Lives of the Warriors of the Thirty Years' War: Warriors of the 17th Century (John Murray Publishing, 1865) pp. 457-458
  7. ^ Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Scotland 1644–1651, David Stevenson (Newton Abbott 1977)
  8. ^ The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England, Volume XV: From July 1, 1646 to June 22, 1647 (William Sandry, 1755) p. 408
  9. ^ "Christmas abolished! - Why did Cromwell abolish Christmas?". Oliver Cromwell. The Cromwell Association. 2001–2005. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  10. ^ a b Gary S. De Krey, Following the Levellers: Political and Religious Radicals in the English Civil War and Revolution, 1645–1649 (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018) p. 114
  11. ^ "Stuyvesant, Petrus", by Bruce Vandervort, The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890: A Political, Social, and Military History, ed. by Spencer Tucker (ABC-CLIO, 2011) p. 767 had arrived on May 11.
  12. ^ The New Aberystwyth Guide, by T. J. Llewelyn Prichard (Lewis Jones, Bookseller, 1824) p. 28
  13. ^ John Seach. "Geysir Volcano, Iceland". volcanolive.com. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Art Renewal Center :: Salomon van Ruysdael :: The Crossing at Nijmegen". artrenewal.org. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  15. ^ Jay, Betty (2000). Anne Bronte. Devon: Northcote House Pub. p. 9. ISBN 9780746308882.
  16. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bayle, Pierre" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 557.
  17. ^ Montias, John (2002). Art at auction in 17th century Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. p. 217. ISBN 9789053565919.
  18. ^ "Encyclopedia Briticanna". Encyclopedia Britannica. July 12, 2018.
  19. ^ Timbs, John (1868). Wonderful Inventions: From the Mariner's Compass to the Electric Telegraph Cable. London: George Routledge and Sons. p. 41. ISBN 978-1172827800.