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|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1610s 1620s 1630s – 1640s – 1650s 1660s 1670s|
|Years:||1645 1646 1647 – 1648 – 1649 1650 1651|
- January/October: The Thirty Years' War ended with the Peace of Westphalia.
- October 24 – Switzerland is recognized as an independent country by the other countries of Europe.
- Saint-Barthélemy was claimed by France.
- The Eighty Years' War between the Netherlands and Spain ended.