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Subject: 1540, 1616, 1564, 17th century, 1614
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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1580s  1590s  1600s  – 1610s –  1620s  1630s  1640s
Years: 1611 1612 161316141615 1616 1617
1614 by topic:
Arts and Science
Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science
Lists of leaders
Colonial governors - State leaders
Birth and death categories
Births - Deaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments - Disestablishments
Works category
1614 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1614
Ab urbe condita 2367
Armenian calendar 1063
Assyrian calendar 6364
Bahá'í calendar −230 – −229
Bengali calendar 1021
Berber calendar 2564
English Regnal year 11 Ja. 1 – 12 Ja. 1
Buddhist calendar 2158
Burmese calendar 976
Byzantine calendar 7122–7123
Chinese calendar 癸丑(Water Ox)
4310 or 4250
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
4311 or 4251
Coptic calendar 1330–1331
Discordian calendar 2780
Ethiopian calendar 1606–1607
Hebrew calendar 5374–5375
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1670–1671
 - Shaka Samvat 1536–1537
 - Kali Yuga 4715–4716
Holocene calendar 11614
Igbo calendar 614–615
Iranian calendar 992–993
Islamic calendar 1022–1023
Japanese calendar Keichō 19
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3947
Minguo calendar 298 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2157

Year 1614 (MDCXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar.




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  • The French Estates General meets for the last time before the era of the French Revolution. In the interim, the Kingdom of France will be governed as an absolute monarchy.
  • Scottish mathematician John Napier publishes Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio (Description of the Admirable Table of Logarithms), outlining his discovery of logarithms and incorporating the decimal mark. Astronomer Johannes Kepler soon begins to employ logarithms in his description of the solar system.
  • Tisquantum,[1] a Native American of the Wampanoag Nation, is kidnapped and enslaved by Thomas Hunt, an English sea captain working with Captain John Smith. Freed in Spain, Tisquantum (a.k.a. Squanto) will travel for five years in Europe and North America before returning to his home in Plymouth Massachusetts. Twenty months later, he will be able to teach the Pilgrims [2] the basics of farming and trade in the New World.
  • The Rosicrucian Order is instituted in the Holy Roman Empire according to Fraternitas Rosae Crucis.
  • Christianity banned throughout Japan




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