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Battle of Nördlingen (1634). The Catholic Imperial army, bolstered by professional Spanish troops won a great victory in the battle over the combined Protestant armies of Sweden and their German allies
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The 17th century was the century which lasted from 1601 to 1700 in the Gregorian calendar.

The 17th century falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and was characterized by the Baroque cultural movement, the French Grand Siècle dominated by Louis XIV, and the beginning of modern science and philosophy, including the contributions by bloody warfare throughout the century, by the Thirty Years' War,[1] the Great Turkish War, the end of the Dutch Revolt and the English Civil War among others, while European colonization of the Americas began in earnest.

In the east, the 17th century saw the flowering of the Ottoman, Persian and Mughal empires, the beginning of the Edo period in feudal Japan, and the violent transition from the Ming to the Qing Dynasty in China.

The Scientific Revolution ended in the late 17th century.

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Events

Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu is the founder of Japan's last shogunate, which lasted well into the 19th century
Catholic general Albrecht von Wallenstein
Persian Ambassador during his entry into Kraków for the wedding ceremonies of King Sigismund III of Poland in 1605.
The Night Watch or The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq, 1642. Oil on canvas; on display at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Miyamoto Musashi having his fortune told. Print c.1847–1853
Map of Europe in 1648 at the end of the Thirty Years' War
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1600–1609

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1640s

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1660s

Sultan Mehmed IV

1670s

Kara Mustafa Pasha

1680s

Crimean Tatar soldier fighting with the soldier of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Europe's steppe frontier was in a state of semi-permanent warfare until the 18th century.
Giles Cory was pressed to death during the Salem witch trials in the 1690s

1690s

Significant people

Peter Paul Rubens, Anne of Austria, Queen of France, mother of King Louis XIV, 1622–1625
Galileo Galilei is often referred to as the Father of Modern Astronomy
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the first person to use a microscope to view bacteria
Miyamoto Musashi, Self-portrait, Samurai, writer and artist, c. 1640
Sir Isaac Newton at 46 in Godfrey Kneller's 1689 portrait
Self portrait by Rembrandt, c. 1655
Probable self-portrait of Francisco Zurbarán as Saint Luke, c. 1635–1640 [3]
Portrait of René Descartes, dubbed the "Father of Modern Philosphy", after Frans Hals c. 1648

Musicians and composers

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Science and philosophy

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

List of 17th century inventions

Major changes in philosophy and science take place, often characterized as the Scientific revolution.

Denis Papin, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the steam engine.

References

  1. ^ "The Thirty-Years-War". Western New England College. http://mars.wnec.edu/~grempel/courses/wc2/lectures/30yearswar.html. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ The Tatar Khanate of Crimea
  3. ^ Saint Luke as a Painter before Christ on the Cross. Humanities Web. Retrieved 30 September 2007.

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century · 17th century · 18th century
Decades: 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s
1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
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As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th Century was that century which lasted from 1601}-1700 in the Gregorian calendar.

The 17th Century falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and was characterized by the Baroque cultural movement and the beginning of modern science and philosophy, including the contributions of Galileo Galilei, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Isaac Newton; Europe was torn by warfare throughout the century, by the Thirty Years' War, the Great Turkish War and the English Civil War among others, while European colonization of the Americas began in earnest.

Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu is the founder of Japan's last shogunate, which lasted well into the 19th century.

In the east, the 17th Century saw the flowering of the Ottoman and Mughal empires, the beginning of the Edo period in feudal Japan, and the violent transition from the Ming to the Qing Dynasty in China.

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Events

1600s

  • 1600: Charles I of England born to James VI of Scotland and Anne of Denmark.
File:Albrecht Wallenstein.jpeg
Catholic general Albrecht von Wallenstein.

1610s

Apollo and Daphne (1622-1625), by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is considered one of the masterpieces of the century.

1620s

1630s

1640s

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Map of Europe in 1648 at the end of the Thirty Years' War.

1650s

1660s

Sultan Mehmed IV

1670s

1680s

Crimean Tatar soldier fighting with the soldier of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Europe's steppe frontier was in a state of semi-permanent warfare until the 18th century.

1690s

Significant people

Galileo Galilei is often referred to as the Father of Modern Astronomy.
Self portrait by Rembrandt, c. 1655.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the first person to observe bacteria using a microscope.
Sir Isaac Newton at 46 in Godfrey Kneller's 1689 portrait.

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

List of 17th century inventions

Major changes in philosophy and science take place, often characterized as the Scientific revolution.

Denis Papin, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the steam engine.

References

Decades and years


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