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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1570s  1580s  1590s  – 1600s –  1610s  1620s  1630s
Years: 1605 1606 160716081609 1610 1611
1608 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1608
Ab urbe condita2361
Armenian calendar1057
Assyrian calendar6358
Balinese saka calendar1529–1530
Bengali calendar1015
Berber calendar2558
English Regnal yearJa. 1 – 6 Ja. 1
Buddhist calendar2152
Burmese calendar970
Byzantine calendar7116–7117
Chinese calendar丁未(Fire Goat)
4304 or 4244
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4305 or 4245
Coptic calendar1324–1325
Discordian calendar2774
Ethiopian calendar1600–1601
Hebrew calendar5368–5369
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1664–1665
 - Shaka Samvat1529–1530
 - Kali Yuga4708–4709
Holocene calendar11608
Igbo calendar608–609
Iranian calendar986–987
Islamic calendar1016–1017
Japanese calendarKeichō 13
Javanese calendar1528–1529
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3941
Minguo calendar304 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar140
Thai solar calendar2150–2151
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
1734 or 1353 or 581
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
1735 or 1354 or 582

1608 (MDCVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1608th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 608th year of the 2nd millennium, the 8th year of the 17th century, and the 9th year of the 1600s decade. As of the start of 1608, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

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