1679 (MDCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1679th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 679th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 17th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1670s decade. As of the start of 1679, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
May 3: James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews for the Church of Scotland, is assassinated.(Engraving of lost 1840 painting by Sir William Allan).
1679 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1679
Ab urbe condita2432
Armenian calendar1128
Assyrian calendar6429
Balinese saka calendar1600–1601
Bengali calendar1086
Berber calendar2629
English Regnal year30 Cha. 2 – 31 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2223
Burmese calendar1041
Byzantine calendar7187–7188
Chinese calendar戊午年 (Earth Horse)
4376 or 4169
    — to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
4377 or 4170
Coptic calendar1395–1396
Discordian calendar2845
Ethiopian calendar1671–1672
Hebrew calendar5439–5440
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1735–1736
 - Shaka Samvat1600–1601
 - Kali Yuga4779–4780
Holocene calendar11679
Igbo calendar679–680
Iranian calendar1057–1058
Islamic calendar1089–1090
Japanese calendarEnpō 7
Javanese calendar1601–1602
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4012
Minguo calendar233 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar211
Thai solar calendar2221–2222
Tibetan calendar阳土马年
(male Earth-Horse)
1805 or 1424 or 652
    — to —
(female Earth-Goat)
1806 or 1425 or 653
June 22: Battle of Bothwell Bridge.

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Antonio Farnese

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  2. ^ Sir Jadunath Sarkar, The History of Bengal (University of Dacca, 1943) p. 382
  3. ^ "The story of the Covenanters Memorial", Orkney.com
  4. ^ Roland, Claudine (1997). The Canal du Midi. MSM. ISBN 2-909998-66-5.