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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1631 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1631
Ab urbe condita2384
Armenian calendar1080
Assyrian calendar6381
Balinese saka calendar1552–1553
Bengali calendar1038
Berber calendar2581
English Regnal yearCha. 1 – 7 Cha. 1
Buddhist calendar2175
Burmese calendar993
Byzantine calendar7139–7140
Chinese calendar庚午年 (Metal Horse)
4327 or 4267
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
4328 or 4268
Coptic calendar1347–1348
Discordian calendar2797
Ethiopian calendar1623–1624
Hebrew calendar5391–5392
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1687–1688
 - Shaka Samvat1552–1553
 - Kali Yuga4731–4732
Holocene calendar11631
Igbo calendar631–632
Iranian calendar1009–1010
Islamic calendar1040–1041
Japanese calendarKan'ei 8
Javanese calendar1552–1553
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3964
Minguo calendar281 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar163
Thai solar calendar2173–2174
Tibetan calendar阳金马年
(male Iron-Horse)
1757 or 1376 or 604
    — to —
(female Iron-Goat)
1758 or 1377 or 605
May 20: Magdeburg is sacked by an Imperial army.

1631 (MDCXXXI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1631st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 631st year of the 2nd millennium, the 31st year of the 17th century, and the 2nd year of the 1630s decade. As of the start of 1631, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


September 12–13: Dutch and Spanish ships in the Battle of the Slaak.
September 1213: Dutch and Spanish ships in the Battle of the Slaak.
September 17: Battle of Breitenfeld



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John Dryden
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