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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1652 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1652
Ab urbe condita2405
Armenian calendar1101
Assyrian calendar6402
Balinese saka calendar1573–1574
Bengali calendar1059
Berber calendar2602
English Regnal yearCha. 2 – 4 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2196
Burmese calendar1014
Byzantine calendar7160–7161
Chinese calendar辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
4348 or 4288
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
4349 or 4289
Coptic calendar1368–1369
Discordian calendar2818
Ethiopian calendar1644–1645
Hebrew calendar5412–5413
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1708–1709
 - Shaka Samvat1573–1574
 - Kali Yuga4752–4753
Holocene calendar11652
Igbo calendar652–653
Iranian calendar1030–1031
Islamic calendar1062–1063
Japanese calendarKeian 5 / Jōō 1
Javanese calendar1573–1574
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3985
Minguo calendar260 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar184
Thai solar calendar2194–2195
Tibetan calendar阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
1778 or 1397 or 625
    — to —
(male Water-Dragon)
1779 or 1398 or 626

1652 (MDCLII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1652nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 652nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 17th century, and the 3rd year of the 1650s decade. As of the start of 1652, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



April 6: Jan van Riebeeck establishes Cape Town
  • January 8Michiel de Ruyter marries the widow Anna van Gelder and plans retirement, but months later becomes a vice-commodore in the First Anglo-Dutch War.
  • February 4 – At Edinburgh, the parliamentary commissioners of the Commonwealth of England proclaim the Tender of Union to be in force in Scotland, annexing the Scottish nation with the concession that Scotland would have 30 representatives in the parliament of the English Commonwealth.
  • February 12Oliver Cromwell, England's Lord Protector, announces that his Council of Scotland will regulate church affairs as part of the Terms of Incorporation of Scotland into England, and eliminates Presbyterianism as Scotland's state religion.
  • March 29 – A total solar eclipse occurs on (Black Monday, or on 8 April New Style in the Gregorian calendar).







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