This is a list of events occurring in the 1600s, ordered by year. January 1 – Scotland adopts January 1 as New Year's Day. January – Sebald de Weert makes the first definite sighting of the Falkland Islands. February 17 – Giordano Bruno is burned at the stake for heresy in Rome. February 19 – Huaynaputina volcano in Peru undergoes a catastrophic eruption, the worst to be recorded in South America. May 6 – Prince Sigismund Báthory of Transylvania loses the city of Suceava to the Voivode Michael the Brave of Wallachia, during the internecine conflict in Hungary and the Danubian Principalities. For the first time, Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia became one country. However, the union ends one year later when Michael the Brave is killed. July 2 – Battle of Nieuwpoort in the Eighty Years' War between the Dutch and the Spanish October 17 – Battle of Sekigahara in Japan, granting Tokugawa Ieyasu nominal control over the whole country. December 31 – East India Company granted a Royal Charter in Kingdom of England. Sumo wrestling becomes a professional sport in Japan. William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is first performed and his play The Merchant of Venice is published.
The numerical value of 1600s in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of 1600s in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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