The 1640s was a decade that started on 1 January 1640 and ended on 31 December 1649.
|Centuries:||16th century – 17th century – 18th century|
|Decades:||1610s 1620s 1630s – 1640s – 1650s 1660s 1670s|
|Years:||1640 1641 1642 1643 1644 1645 1646 1647 1648 1649|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture|
Establishments – Disestablishments
Events[change | change source]
Births[change | change source]
Deaths[change | change source]
- Galileo Galilei, Italian writer and scientist
World leaders[change | change source]
- King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (1588–1648).
- King Frederick III of Denmark (1648–1670).
- King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (1625–1649).
- King Louis XIII of France (1610–1643).
- Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister of France (1624–1642).
- Cardinal Mazarin, chief minister of France (1642–1661).
- Anne of Austria, Queen Dowager and Regent of France (1643–1651).
- King Louis XIV of France (1643–1715).
- Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1637–1657).
- Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Gelderland (1625–1647).
- William II, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Gelderland (1647–1650).
- Pope Urban VIII (1623–1644).
- Pope Innocent X (1644–1655).
- King John IV of Portugal (1640–1656).
- King Philip IV of Spain (1621–1665).
- Queen Christina of Sweden (1632–1654).