1666 (MDCLXVI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1666th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 666th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 17th century, and the 7th year of the 1660s decade. As of the start of 1666, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1666 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1666
Ab urbe condita2419
Armenian calendar1115
Assyrian calendar6416
Balinese saka calendar1587–1588
Bengali calendar1073
Berber calendar2616
English Regnal year17 Cha. 2 – 18 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2210
Burmese calendar1028
Byzantine calendar7174–7175
Chinese calendar乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
4362 or 4302
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4363 or 4303
Coptic calendar1382–1383
Discordian calendar2832
Ethiopian calendar1658–1659
Hebrew calendar5426–5427
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1722–1723
 - Shaka Samvat1587–1588
 - Kali Yuga4766–4767
Holocene calendar11666
Igbo calendar666–667
Iranian calendar1044–1045
Islamic calendar1076–1077
Japanese calendarKanbun 6
Javanese calendar1588–1589
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3999
Minguo calendar246 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar198
Thai solar calendar2208–2209
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
1792 or 1411 or 639
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
1793 or 1412 or 640

September 2-6: The Great Fire of London breaks out.
August 4: St. James's Day Battle

This is the first year to be designated as an Annus mirabilis, in John Dryden's 1667 poem so titled, celebrating England's failure to be beaten either by the Dutch or by fire. It is the only year to contain each Roman numeral once in descending order (1000(M)+500(D)+100(C)+50(L)+10(X)+5(V)+1(I) = 1666).

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Births Edit

Guru Gobind Singh

Deaths Edit

Shah Jahan
Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria
Frans Hals

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