1649 (MDCXLIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1649th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 649th year of the 2nd millennium, the 49th year of the 17th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1640s decade. As of the start of 1649, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.
|Ab urbe condita||2402|
|Balinese saka calendar||1570–1571|
|English Regnal year||24 Cha. 1 – 1 Cha. 2|
|Chinese calendar||戊子年 (Earth Rat)|
4345 or 4285
— to —
己丑年 (Earth Ox)
4346 or 4286
|- Vikram Samvat||1705–1706|
|- Shaka Samvat||1570–1571|
|- Kali Yuga||4749–4750|
|Japanese calendar||Keian 2|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||263 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||2191–2192|
1775 or 1394 or 622
— to —
1776 or 1395 or 623
- January 4 – English Civil War: The Rump Parliament passes an ordinance to set up a High Court of Justice, to try Charles I for high treason.
- January 20 – Charles I of England goes on trial, for treason and other "high crimes".
- January 27 – King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is found guilty of high treason in a public session. He is beheaded three days later, outside the Banqueting Hall in the Palace of Whitehall, London.
- January 30
- Following the execution of King Charles I, the Commonwealth of England, a republican form of government, replaces the monarchy as the form of government of England, and later of Scotland and Ireland. Members of the Long Parliament serve as government.
- Charles, Prince of Wales becomes King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland. At the time, none of the three kingdoms recognize him as ruler.
- February 5 – In Edinburgh, Scotland claimant King Charles II of England is declared King in his absence. Scotland is the first of the three Kingdoms to recognize his claim to the throne.
- March 11 – The rebel Frondeurs and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.
- March 15 – The city of Lappeenranta (Swedish: Villmanstrand) is founded by Queen Christina of Sweden.
- March 16 – An over 1,000 strong war party of Haudenosaunee invade and burn the Huron mission villages of St. Ignace and St. Louis in present-day Simcoe County, Ontario, killing about 300 people.
- March 19 – The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring that it is "useless and dangerous to the people of England".
- March – French colonists from Martinique land in a lagoon and found Fort Annunciation on Grenada but soon abandon this fort to cross the lagoon and found Fort Royal which eventually becomes St. George's, Grenada
- March – Robert Blake is promoted to become a General at Sea of the English fleet.
- Apr 21 – The Maryland Toleration Act is passed in the American colony, allowing all freedom of worship.
- By May 1 – The Wendat burn 15 of their own villages, to prevent their stores from being taken by the Haudenosaunee. Almost all the remaining people (approximately 10,000) become refugees, on a path that eventually brings them to Wendake.
- May 17 – The Banbury mutiny in England ends – leaders of the Leveller mutineers in the New Model Army are hanged.
- May 19 – An act declaring England to be a Commonwealth is passed by the Rump Parliament.
- May 22 – October – Robert Blake blockades Prince Rupert's fleet in Kinsale, Ireland.
- June 1 – Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow.
- June 1 – Sumuroy Revolt (1649–50) begins in Northern Samar. Agustin Sumuroy, a Waray, and some of his followers revolt over the polo y servicio (forced labor system).
- August – The Diggers abandon their last major colony at St. George's Hill, Weybridge, England.
- August 8 – Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh completes Book VIII of Leabhar na nGenealach, in Galway, within days of an outbreak of the plague.
- August 17 – Treaty of Zboriv was signed during the period of Tach V'Tat.
- August 15 – Oliver Cromwell lands in Dublin, to begin the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
- September 2 – The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
- September 3–11 – Siege of Drogheda in Ireland: The New Model Army massacres the Irish Catholic Confederation garrison.
- September 30 – last of the Swedish troops vacate Prague.
- October 2–11 – Sack of Wexford in Ireland: The New Model Army massacres the Irish Catholic Confederation garrison.
- The town of Kristinestad, named after Queen Christina of Sweden, is founded in Ostrobothnia by Count Per Brahe the Younger.[unreliable source?]
- Mughal–Safavid War (1649–53) begins.
- Dutch ousted from São Tomé.
- Qing armies reconquer Jiangxi during Manchu conquest of China.
- Serfdom in Russia: Sobornoye Ulozhenie (Соборное уложение, "Code of Law") in the Tsardom of Russia gives serfs to estates.
- Dutch artist Frans Hals paints a portrait of René Descartes.
- January 12 – Jacques Carrey, French painter (d. 1726)
- January 18
- January 22 – Pascal Collasse, French composer (d. 1709)
- January 30 – Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Earl of Dysart, British politician and nobleman (d. 1727)
- February 6
- February 8 – Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
- February 11 – William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)
- February 16 – Antonio Lupis, prolific Italian writer (d. 1701)
- February 19 – Daniel Erich, German organist and composer (d. 1712)
- February 22 – Bon Boullogne, French painter (d. 1717)
- February 25 – Johann Philipp Krieger, German Baroque composer (d. 1725)
- March 2 – Andreas Gottlieb von Bernstorff, German politician (d. 1726)
- March 3 – John Floyer, English physician and author (d. 1734)
- March 12 – Govert Bidloo, Dutch physician, anatomist, poet and playwright (d. 1713)
- March 13 – Simon Henry, Count of Lippe-Detmold (1666–1697) (d. 1697)
- March 19 – Marie Morin, New France nun and historian (d. 1730)
- March 30 – John Trenchard, English politician (d. 1695)
- April 5 – Elihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (d. 1721)
- April 8 – Charles Berkeley, 2nd Earl of Berkeley, English diplomat (d. 1710)
- April 9 – James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1685)
- April 11 – Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1704)
- April 16 – Jan Luyken, Dutch engraver (d. 1712)
- April 17 – Charles Henri, Prince of Commercy (d. 1723)
- April 23 – Andreas Kneller, German organist and composer (d. 1724)
- May 2 – Engel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1683)
- May 3 – Johann Valentin Meder, German composer (d. 1719)
- May 4
- May 15 – Vincent Bigot, Superior general of the Jesuit mission in Canada (d. 1720)
- June 13 – Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)
- July 1 – Johann Wilhelm Petersen, German theologian (d. 1727)
- July 4
- July 19 – Charles, Landgrave of Hesse-Wanfried since 1676 (d. 1711)
- July 20 – William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (d. 1709)
- July 23 – Pope Clement XI (d. 1721)
- August 3 – Diego de Salinas, Governor of Gibraltar (d. 1720)
- August 7 – Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1664)
- August 16 – Barent van Kalraet, Dutch painter (d. 1737)
- August 27 – Ferdinando d'Adda, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1719)
- September 5 – Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French-born mistress of Charles II of England (d. 1734)
- September 7 – Charles Lambart, 3rd Earl of Cavan, Irish peer (d. 1702)
- September 10 – Bernhard I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen since 1675 (d. 1706)
- September 12
- September 14 – Magdalena Stenbock, Swedish salon hostess (d. 1727)
- September 15 – Titus Oates, English clergyman and plotter (d. 1705)
- September 20 – Carr Scrope, English poet (d. 1680)
- September 25 – Edward Montagu, British politician (d. 1690)
- September 26 – Katharyne Lescailje, Dutch writer (d. 1711)
- September 27 – Jonas Danilssønn Ramus, Norwegian priest and historian (d. 1718)
- October 3 – Franz Mozart, German mason, great-grandfather of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1693)
- October 6 – Juana Rangel de Cuéllar, Spanish founder of Colombian city (d. 1736)
- October 12 – Sir Thomas Felton, 4th Baronet, English politician (d. 1709)
- October 19 – Samuel Rodigast, German poet, hymnwriter (d. 1708)
- October 25 – Sir Edward Blackett, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1718)
- November 2
- November 4 – Samuel Carpenter, Deputy Governor of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1714)
- November 24 – John Holwell, English mathematician, astrologer (d. 1680)
- December 2 – Jean-Baptiste Corneille, French historical painter, etcher and engraver (d. 1695)
- December 9 – Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 1st Baronet, of Ridley (d. 1701)
- January 6 – Nicolaus Vernulaeus, professor at the University of Leuven and an important Neo-Latin playwright (b. 1583)
- January 21 – García de Toledo Osorio, 6th Marquis of Villafranca, Spanish noble and politician (b. 1579)
- January 22
- January 30 – King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland (executed) (b. 1600)
- February 7 – Giovanni Tommaso Malloni, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Belluno and of Šibenik (b. 1579)
- February 18 – Cristóbal Pérez Lazarraga y Maneli Viana, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Cartagena in Colombia and of Chiapas (b. 1599)
- February 23 – Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania, German duchess (b. 1580)
- March 2 – Archduchess Maria of Austria (b. 1584)
- March 9
- March 16 – Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
- March 17 – Gabriel Lalemant, Jesuit missionary in New France, beginning in 1646 (b. 1610)
- March 19 – Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
- March 20 – Juan Gutiérrez, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Vigevano (b. 1578)
- March 22 – Agostinho Barbosa, Portuguese bishop in Italy and writer on canon law (d. 1589)
- March 26 – John Winthrop, first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. c. 1587)
- April 5 – George Hakewill, English clergyman and author (b. 1578)
- April 11 – Ambrose Corbie, English Jesuit teacher (b. 1604)
- April 22 – Marcos de Torres y Rueda, interim viceroy of New Spain (b. 1591)
- April 24
- April 29 – Dodo, Prince Yu (b. 1614)
- May 8 – Gian Giacomo Cristoforo, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Lacedonia (b. 1588)
- May 14
- May 28 – Empress Xiaoduanwen of the Qing Dynasty (b. 1600)
- June 3 – Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
- June 6 – Vincenzo Carafa, Italian Jesuit priest and spiritual writer (b. 1585)
- June 17 – Injo of Joseon, sixteenth king of the Joseon dynasty in Korea (b. 1595)
- June 18 – Juan Martínez Montañés, Spanish sculptor (b. 1568)
- June 20 – Maria Tesselschade Visscher, Dutch poet and engraver (b. 1594)
- June 30 – Simon Vouet, French painter (b. 1590)
- June 27 – Chikurin-in, Japanese woman of the late Azuchi-Momoyama through early Edo period (b. 1579)
- July 11 – Susanna Hall, oldest child of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway (b. 1582)
- July 20 – Padovanino, Italian painter (b. 1588)
- July 22 – Alessandro Castracani, Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Fano (b. 1580)
- July 23 – Anne Arundell (b. c. 1615)
- July 25 – Orazio Giustiniani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1580)
- August 7 – Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1632)
- August 10 – Vittoria Farnese d'Este, Duchess of Modena and Reggio (b. 1618)
- August 15 – Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Spouse of Charles I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld (b. 1570)
- August 21 – Richard Crashaw, English poet (b. c. 1613)
- August 25 – Thomas Shepard, American Puritan minister (b. 1605)
- August 27 – Catherine of Brandenburg, Princess of Transylvania (1629–1630) (b. 1604)
- August 28 – John Guthrie, Scottish prelate (b. 1580)
- August 30 – Robert Heath, English judge and politician (b. 1575)
- September 6 – Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English explorer and geographer (b. 1574)
- September 15 – John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
- October 3 – Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1576)
- October 16 – Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
- October 28
- October 30 – Honoré d'Albert (b. 1581)
- November 6 – Owen Roe O'Neill (b. c. 1585)
- November 11 – Ellen Marsvin, Danish noble, landowner and county administrator (b. 1572)
- November 19 – Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)
- November 21 – Jaroslav Borzita of Martinice, Bohemian noble (b. 1582)
- December 2 – Theodorus Schrevelius, Dutch writer and poet (b. 1572)
- December 4 – William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585)
- December 7 – Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1606)
- December 8
- "King Charles II: Biography on Undiscovered Scotland". www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
- Lappeenrannan kaupunki tekniset palvelut ja rakentaminen tekninen toimiala kiinteistö- ja mittausosasto – Fonecta (in Finnish)
- Lappeenranta: History
- "March 1649 - An Act for the Abolishing the House of Peers". Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "The Town of St. George's - 300 years". Archived from the original on November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
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- Get to known the town: Urban traditions since 1649 – Visit Kristinestad
- 19 × 14 cm), currently in National Gallery of Denmark. "Art Renewal Center :: Frans Hals :: René Descartes". artrenewal.org. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
- Arthur Versluis (September 30, 1999). Wisdom's Children: A Christian Esoteric Tradition. SUNY Press. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7914-4330-9.