1650s

The 1650s decade ran from January 1, 1650, to December 31, 1659.

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February 2, 1653: New Amsterdam is incorporated.

Events

1650

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1651

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1652

January–June

April 6: Jan van Riebeeck establishes Cape Town

July–December

1653

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1654

January–June

July–December

1655

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • The Bibliotheca Thysiana is erected, the only surviving 17th century example in the Netherlands, of a building designed as a library.

1656

January–June

July–December

Undated

1657

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1658

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • Portuguese traders are expelled from Ceylon by Dutch invaders.
  • The Dutch in the Cape Colony start to import slaves from India and South-East Asia (later from Madagascar).

1659

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • First British colonists arrive on Saint Helena.
  • Spanish Infanta Maria Theresa brings cocoa to Paris.
  • Diego Velázquez's portrait of Infanta Maria Theresa is first exhibited.
  • Thomas Hobbes publishes De Homine.
  • Parisian police raid a monastery, sending monks to prison for eating meat and drinking wine during Lent.
  • Drought occurs in India.
  • Christiaan Huygens writes Systema Saturnium.
  • Peter Swink, the first known non-white settler to own land in Massachusetts, and first known African to live in Springfield, Massachusetts, arrives. He holds a seat in the town meetings.
Other Languages
العربية: عقد 1650
aragonés: Anyos 1650
asturianu: Década del 1650
Bân-lâm-gú: 1650 nî-tāi
беларуская: 1650-я
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 1650-я
bosanski: 1650-e
Чӑвашла: 1650-мĕш çулсем
Cymraeg: 1650au
dansk: 1650'erne
Deutsch: 1650er
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 1650
эрзянь: 1650 це иеть
español: Años 1650
Esperanto: 1650-aj jaroj
føroyskt: 1650-árini
français: Années 1650
Gaeilge: 1650í
Gàidhlig: 1650an
贛語: 1650年代
한국어: 1650년대
hrvatski: 1650-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 1650-an
Ирон: 1650-тæ
íslenska: 1651-1660
italiano: Anni 1650
Jawa: 1650-an
ქართული: 1650-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 1650
македонски: 1650-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 1650-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 1650 nièng-dâi
Nederlands: 1650-1659
日本語: 1650年代
Nouormand: Annaées 1650
олык марий: 1650 ийла
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 1650-lar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: 1650 ਦਾ ਦਹਾਕਾ
português: Década de 1650
română: Anii 1650
Runa Simi: 1650 watakuna
русский: 1650-е годы
саха тыла: 1650-с
Sesotho sa Leboa: 1650s
shqip: Vitet 1650
sicilianu: 1650ini
Simple English: 1650s
slovenščina: 1650.
српски / srpski: 1650-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 1650-e
Basa Sunda: 1650-an
suomi: 1650-luku
svenska: 1650-talet
தமிழ்: 1650கள்
татарча/tatarça: 1650-еллар
Türkçe: 1650'ler
Türkmençe: 1650ýý
українська: 1650-ті
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 1650
粵語: 1650年代
中文: 1650年代