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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  – 1680s –  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1681 1682 168316841685 1686 1687
1684 in topic:
Subjects:     ArchaeologyArchitecture
Leaders:   State leadersColonial governors
Category: EstablishmentsDisestablishments

Year 1684 (MDCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar).



  • A severe frost in England, starting the previous December, lasted until March. The Thames was frozen in London, and the sea froze in several places around the coast.There was great loss of beast and of wildlife, especially birds. Similar reports from across Northern Europe.[1]

Events of 1684



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1684 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1684
Ab urbe condita 2437
Armenian calendar 1133
Bahá'í calendar -160 – -159
Bengali calendar 1091
Berber calendar 2634
Buddhist calendar 2228
Burmese calendar 1046
Byzantine calendar 7192 – 7193
Chinese calendar 癸亥年十一月十五日
— to —
Coptic calendar 1400 – 1401
Ethiopian calendar 1676 – 1677
Hebrew calendar 5444 – 5445
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1739 – 1740
 - Shaka Samvat 1606 – 1607
 - Kali Yuga 4785 – 4786
Holocene calendar 11684
Iranian calendar 1062 – 1063
Islamic calendar 1095 – 1096
Japanese calendar Tenna 4Jōkyō 1
Korean calendar 4017
Thai solar calendar 2227
See also Category: 1684 births.


See also Category: 1684 deaths.


  1. ^ Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.  


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Simple English

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  - 1680s -  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1681 1682 1683 - 1684 - 1685 1686 1687
1684 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1684
Ab urbe condita2437
Chinese calendar4320 – 4321
Hebrew calendar5443 – 5444
Hindu calendars
Vikram Samvat
Shaka Samvat
Kali Yuga

1739 – 1740
1606 – 1607
4785 – 4786
Iranian calendar1062 – 1063
Islamic calendar1104 – 1105
Runic calendar1934

Year 1684 was a leap year that started on Saturday when using the Gregorian calendar.



  • July 24 - René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle sails from France, again, with a large expedition designed to establish a French colony on the Gulf of Mexico, at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
  • October 7 - Japanese Chief Minister Hotta Masatoshi is assassinated, leaving Shogun Tsunayoshi without any adequate advisors, leading him to issue impractical edicts and create hardships for the Japanese people.
  • December 10 - Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.


  • France under Louis XIV makes Truce of Ratisbon separately with the Holy Roman Empire (Habsburg) and Spain.
  • Pope Innocent XI forms a Holy League with the Habsburg Empire, Venice and Poland to liberate Europe from the Ottoman Turkish rule.
  • The Japanese poet Saikaku composes 23,500 verses in 24 hours at the Sumiyoshi Shrine at Osaka; the scribes cannot keep pace with his dictation and just count the verses.
  • The British East India Company receives Chinese permission to build a trading station at Canton. Tea sells in Europe for less than a shilling a pound, but the import duty of 5 shillings makes it too expensive for most English people to afford.
  • Smuggled tea is drunk much more than legally imported tea.
  • England has its coldest winter in living memory; the River Thames and the sea as far as 2 miles out from land freezes over.
  • John Bunyan writes The Pilgrim's Progress Part 2.
  • The Chipperfield's Circus dynasty begins when James Chipperfield introduces performing animals to England at the River Thames frost fairs on the Thames in London.


See also: Category:1684 births.


  • April 1 - Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (born 1603)
  • April 5 - Lord William Brouncker, English mathematician (born 1602)
  • May 4 - John Nevison, English highwayman (born 1639)
  • May 12 - Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest (born c.1620)
  • July 2 - John Rogers, American President of Harvard University (born 1630)
  • July 6 - Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (born 1614)
  • August 8 - George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (born 1622)
  • October 1 - Pierre Corneille, French playwright (born 1606)
  • October 11 - James Tuchet, 3rd Earl of Castlehaven (born 1617)
See also: Category:1684 deaths.krc:1684 джыл


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