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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1897 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1897
Ab urbe condita2650
Armenian calendar1346
Assyrian calendar6647
Baháʼí calendar53–54
Balinese saka calendar1818–1819
Bengali calendar1304
Berber calendar2847
British Regnal year60 Vict. 1 – 61 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2441
Burmese calendar1259
Byzantine calendar7405–7406
Chinese calendar丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4594 or 4387
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4595 or 4388
Coptic calendar1613–1614
Discordian calendar3063
Ethiopian calendar1889–1890
Hebrew calendar5657–5658
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1953–1954
 - Shaka Samvat1818–1819
 - Kali Yuga4997–4998
Holocene calendar11897
Igbo calendar897–898
Iranian calendar1275–1276
Islamic calendar1314–1315
Japanese calendarMeiji 30
Javanese calendar1826–1827
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4230
Minguo calendar15 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar429
Thai solar calendar2439–2440
Tibetan calendar阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
2023 or 1642 or 870
    — to —
(female Fire-Rooster)
2024 or 1643 or 871

1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1897th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 897th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 19th century, and the 8th year of the 1890s decade. As of the start of 1897, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Born on April 19, 1897, Japanese supercentenarian Jiroemon Kimura died on June 12, 2013, marking the death of the last person verified to have been born in 1897.[1]



March 4, President William McKinley


Display in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee on Alma Place in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ulster


October 6, Ethiopian flag.
October: USS Baltimore in Hawaii


Women study at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

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Marion Davies
Ludwig Erhard
Judith Anderson
Marian Anderson


Lefty O'Doul
Lester B. Pearson
Princess Mary


Einar Gerhardsen
Odd Hassel
Anthony Eden
Paavo Nurmi


Plaek Phibunsongkhram
Tadeusz Reichstein
Elisabeth Bergner


Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco
Walter Pidgeon
William Faulkner


Quentin Roosevelt
Hermione Gingold

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Johannes Brahms
Andrés Bonifacio
Minna Canth
Louis Brière de l'Isle


Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Jan Heemskerk

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Isidora Goyenechea


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Further reading and year books[edit]

  • 1897 Annual Cyclopedia (1898) highly detailed coverage of "Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry" for year 1897; massive compilation of facts and primary documents; worldwide coverage; 824 pp