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Millennium: 2nd millennium
April 9: La Salle claims the Mississippi River and the surrounding Louisiana Territory for France.
May 11: The Moscow Uprising of 1682 begins
1682 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1682
Ab urbe condita2435
Armenian calendar1131
Assyrian calendar6432
Balinese saka calendar1603–1604
Bengali calendar1089
Berber calendar2632
English Regnal year33 Cha. 2 – 34 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2226
Burmese calendar1044
Byzantine calendar7190–7191
Chinese calendar辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4379 or 4172
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4380 or 4173
Coptic calendar1398–1399
Discordian calendar2848
Ethiopian calendar1674–1675
Hebrew calendar5442–5443
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1738–1739
 - Shaka Samvat1603–1604
 - Kali Yuga4782–4783
Holocene calendar11682
Igbo calendar682–683
Iranian calendar1060–1061
Islamic calendar1092–1094
Japanese calendarTenna 2
Javanese calendar1604–1605
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4015
Minguo calendar230 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar214
Thai solar calendar2224–2225
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
1808 or 1427 or 655
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
1809 or 1428 or 656

1682 (MDCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1682nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 682nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 17th century, and the 3rd year of the 1680s decade. As of the start of 1682, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



  • January 7 – The Republic of Genoa forbids the unauthorized printing of newspapers and all handwritten newssheets; the ban is lifted after three months.
  • January 12 – Scottish minister James Renwick, one of the Covenanters resisting the Scottish government's suppression of alternate religious views, publishes the Declaration of Lanark.
  • January 21 – The Ottoman Empire army is mobilized in preparation for a war against Austria that culminates with the 1683 Battle of Vienna.
  • January 24 – The first public theater in Brussels, the Opéra du Quai au Foin, is opened.
  • February 5 – In Japan, on the 28th day of the 12th month in the year Tenna 1, a major fire sweeps through Edo (now Tokyo).
  • February 9Thomas Otway's classic play Venice Preserv'd or A Plot Discover'd is given its first performance, premiering at the Duke's Theatre.
  • March 11 – Work begins on construction of the Royal Hospital Chelsea for old soldiers in London, England.[1]
  • March 22 – A fire breaks out in Newmarket, Suffolk, consuming half the town and spreading into sections of surrounding Cambridgeshire. Historian Laurence Echard describes it later as "A Providential Fire", noting that King Charles II "by the approach of the fury of the flames was immediately driven out of his own palace", and, after moving to safety in another section of town, was forced to flee again "when the wind, as conducted by an invisible power, suddenly changed about, and blew the smoke and cinders directly on his new lodgings, and in a moment made them as untenable as the other."[2]




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  • Celia Fiennes, noblewoman and traveller, begins her journeys across Britain, in a venture that will prove to be her life's work. Her aim is to chronicle the towns, cities and great houses of the country. Her travels continue until at least 1712, and will take her to every county in England, though the main body of her journal is not written until the year 1702.
  • The Richard Wall House, believed to be the longest continuously inhabited residence in the US, is built in Pennsylvania.


Charles XII of Sweden


Prince Rupert of the Rhine

date unknown


  1. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
  2. ^ a b Walford, Cornelius, ed. (1876). "Fires, Great". The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance. C. & E. Layton. p. 44.
  3. ^ "Comet Halley 1682", in Atlas of Great Comets, by Ronald Stoyan (Cambridge University Press, 2015) p. 90
  4. ^ Gent, Frank J. (1982). The Trial of the Bideford Witches. Bideford.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link) Another woman was sentenced to be hanged for witchcraft in Exeter in 1685 although there is no surviving confirmation that the sentence was carried out. "The Devon "Witches"". Exeter Civic Society. Retrieved July 27, 2022.