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17th century BC

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Title: 17th century BC  
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Subject: 2nd millennium BC, 16th century BC, 18th century BC, 19th century BC, 15th century BC
Collection: 17Th Century Bc, 2Nd Millennium Bc, Centuries
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17th century BC

Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
Decades: 1690s BC 1680s BC 1670s BC 1660s BC 1650s BC
1640s BC 1630s BC 1620s BC 1610s BC 1600s BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths

The 17th century BC is a century which lasted from 1700 BC to 1601 BC.


  • Events 1
  • Significant persons 2
  • Deaths 3
  • Extinctions 4
  • Decades and years 5
  • References 6


Satellite image of Thera, centre location of the Minoan eruption, one possible source of 17th century BC climatic disturbances

Significant persons



Decades and years


  1. ^ LaMarche, Valmore C. Jr. & Hirschboeck, Katherine K. (1984). "Frost rings in trees as records of major volcanic eruptions".  
  2. ^ Baillie, M. G. L. & Munro, M. A. R. (1988). "Irish tree rings, Santorini and volcanic dust veils". Nature 332 (6162): 344–346.  
  3. ^ Vogel, J. S. et al. (1990). "Vesuvius/Avellino, one possible source of seventeenth century BC climatic disturbances". Nature 344 (6266): 534–537.  
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