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Millennium: 2nd millennium
February 2: New Amsterdam (now New York City) is incorporated.
1653 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1653
Ab urbe condita2406
Armenian calendar1102
Assyrian calendar6403
Balinese saka calendar1574–1575
Bengali calendar1060
Berber calendar2603
English Regnal yearCha. 2 – 5 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2197
Burmese calendar1015
Byzantine calendar7161–7162
Chinese calendar壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
4350 or 4143
    — to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
4351 or 4144
Coptic calendar1369–1370
Discordian calendar2819
Ethiopian calendar1645–1646
Hebrew calendar5413–5414
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1709–1710
 - Shaka Samvat1574–1575
 - Kali Yuga4753–4754
Holocene calendar11653
Igbo calendar653–654
Iranian calendar1031–1032
Islamic calendar1063–1064
Japanese calendarJōō 2
Javanese calendar1574–1576
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3986
Minguo calendar259 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar185
Thai solar calendar2195–2196
Tibetan calendar阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
1779 or 1398 or 626
    — to —
(female Water-Snake)
1780 or 1399 or 627

1653 (MDCLIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1653rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 653rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 17th century, and the 4th year of the 1650s decade. As of the start of 1653, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


Taj Mahal mausoleum is completed.





Date unknown[edit]

  • Marcello Malpighi, an Italian pioneer of microscopical anatomy becomes a doctor of medicine.
  • Stephen Bachiler, a clergyman and early advocate for the separation of church and state returns to England after having spent more than 20 years overseas in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • The gardens surrounding the Taj Mahal mausoleum are completed at Agra.


Prince George of Denmark
Abraham van Riebeeck


Johan van Galen
Maarten Tromp


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