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This article is about the year 1682.
|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1650s 1660s 1670s – 1680s – 1690s 1700s 1710s|
|Years:||1679 1680 1681 – 1682 – 1683 1684 1685|
|1682 by topic:|
|Arts and Science|
|Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science|
|Lists of leaders|
|Colonial governors - State leaders|
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|Births - Deaths|
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|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||2435|
|English Regnal year||33 Cha. 2 – 34 Cha. 2|
|Chinese calendar||辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4378 or 4318
— to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4379 or 4319
|- Vikram Samvat||1738–1739|
|- Shaka Samvat||1604–1605|
|- Kali Yuga||4783–4784|
|Japanese calendar||Tenna 2
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||230 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2224–2225|
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- March 11 – Work begins on construction of the Royal Hospital Chelsea for old soldiers in London.
- April 7 – René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, exploring rivers in America, reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River.
- April 9 – At the mouth of the Mississippi River, near modern Venice, Louisiana, Robert de La Salle buries an engraved plate and a cross, claiming the territory as La Louisiane for France.
- May 6 – Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.
- May 7 – The reign of Peter the Great officially begins in Russia.
- May 11 – Moscow Uprising of 1682: A mob takes over the Kremlin and lynches the leading boyars and military commanders.
- July 19 – Iyasus succeeds his father Yohannes I as Emperor of Ethiopia.
- August 12 – Vesuvius begins a period of volcanic activity lasting for 10 days.
- August 25 – Following the Bideford witch trial, three women become the last known to be hanged for witchcraft in England, at Exeter.
- September 14 – Bishop Gore School in Swansea, Wales, is founded.
- September – A comet is observed, which later becomes known as Comet Halley, after Edmond Halley successfully predicts that it will return in 1758.
- October 12 – Sultan Mehmed IV departs Istanbul for Adrianople.
- October 19 – Kara Mustafa departs with the Ottoman army to Adrianople.
- October 27 – The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded by William Penn.
- Celia Fiennes noblewoman and traveller, begins her journeys across Britain, in a venture that would prove to be her life's work. Her aim was to chronicle the towns, cities and great houses of the country. Her travels continued until at least 1712, and would take her to every county in England, though the main body of her journal was not written until the year 1702.
- The Richard Wall House, believed to be the longest continuously-inhabited residence in the USA, is built in Pennsylvania.
- February 25 – Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
- April 16 – John Hadley, English inventor (d. 1744)
- May 17 – Bartholomew Roberts, a.k.a. Black Bart, Welsh pirate (d. 1722)
- June 17 – King Charles XII of Sweden (d. 1718)
- July 10 – Roger Cotes, English mathematician (d. 1716)
- August 16 – Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir to the throne of France (d. 1712)
- October 29 – Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)
- February 25 – Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (b. 1644)
- March 14 – Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael, Dutch painter (b. c. 1628)
- April 1 – Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (b. 1625)
- April 3 – Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter (b. 1618)
- May 7 – Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
- July 12 – Jean Picard, French astronomer (b. 1620)
- July 19 – Yohannes I of Ethiopia, Emperor of Ethiopia
- September 8 – Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (b. 1606)
- October 19 – Sir Thomas Browne English author, physician, and philosopher (b. 1605)
- November 4 – Dirck Rembrantsz van Nierop, astronomer and cartographer (b. 1610)
- November 19 – Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)
- November 23 – Claude Lorrain French painter (b. c. 1600)
- Mariam Dadiani, Queen Dowager of Kartli (b. 1599/1609)
- The Great 5th Dalai Lama of Tibet