1626 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1626
Ab urbe condita 2379
Armenian calendar 1075
Assyrian calendar 6376
Balinese saka calendar 1547–1548
Bengali calendar 1033
Berber calendar 2576
English Regnal year Cha. 1 – 2 Cha. 1
Buddhist calendar 2170
Burmese calendar 988
Byzantine calendar 7134–7135
Chinese calendar 乙丑(Wood Ox)
4322 or 4262
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
4323 or 4263
Coptic calendar 1342–1343
Discordian calendar 2792
Ethiopian calendar 1618–1619
Hebrew calendar 5386–5387
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1682–1683
 - Shaka Samvat 1547–1548
 - Kali Yuga 4726–4727
Holocene calendar 11626
Igbo calendar 626–627
Iranian calendar 1004–1005
Islamic calendar 1035–1036
Japanese calendar Kan'ei 3
Javanese calendar 1547–1548
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3959
Minguo calendar 286 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 158
Thai solar calendar 2168–2169
Tibetan calendar 阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
1752 or 1371 or 599
    — to —
(male Fire-Tiger)
1753 or 1372 or 600

1626 (MDCXXVI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1626th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 626th year of the 2nd millennium, the 26th year of the 17th century, and the 7th year of the 1620s decade. As of the start of 1626, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


July 30: Naples earthquake.



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  • Battle of Ningyuan in Xingcheng, Liaoning, China: With a much smaller force, the Ming Dynasty commander Yuan Chonghuan defeats the Manchu tribal leader Nurhaci, who dies soon after and is succeeded by Huang Taiji.
  • When Quebec was first established, its settlers depended on supplies sent from France. However, Samuel de Champlain wants the settlement at Quebec to be able to survive on its own. In 1626, Champlain decides to build a farm to raise livestock, or animals to provide food for the people living in the habitation. Champlain describes the construction of Cap tourmente (Kap toor-mont) Farm, in one of his journals.
  • The Würzburg witch trial, which will lead to the mass executions of hundreds of people until 1631, begins.






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  2. ^ "Francis Bacon | Biography, Philosophy, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved March 31, 2019.

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