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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  – 1680s –  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1678 1679 168016811682 1683 1684
1681 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1681
Ab urbe condita2434
Armenian calendar1130
Assyrian calendar6431
Balinese saka calendar1602–1603
Bengali calendar1088
Berber calendar2631
English Regnal year32 Cha. 2 – 33 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar2225
Burmese calendar1043
Byzantine calendar7189–7190
Chinese calendar庚申(Metal Monkey)
4377 or 4317
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4378 or 4318
Coptic calendar1397–1398
Discordian calendar2847
Ethiopian calendar1673–1674
Hebrew calendar5441–5442
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1737–1738
 - Shaka Samvat1602–1603
 - Kali Yuga4781–4782
Holocene calendar11681
Igbo calendar681–682
Iranian calendar1059–1060
Islamic calendar1091–1092
Japanese calendarEnpō 9 / Tenna 1
Javanese calendar1603–1604
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4014
Minguo calendar231 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar213
Thai solar calendar2223–2224
Tibetan calendar阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
1807 or 1426 or 654
    — to —
(female Iron-Rooster)
1808 or 1427 or 655

Year 1681 was a common year that started on a Wednesday when using the Gregorian calendar.

Events[change | change source]

  • March 14Charles II of England grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.
  • October 28 – A London woman is publicly flogged for the crime of "involving herself in politics."
  • August 31 – Titus Oates is told to leave his state apartments in the Whitehall – his fame begins to wane and he is soon arrested and imprisoned for sedition.
  • August 12 – The Ahom King Gadadhar Singha or Gadapani, who took the Tai name Supaatphaa, ascends the throne.
  • December – Wu Shifan, the grandson of the Chinese general Wu Sangui, commits suicide in Yunnan province, ending the eight year conflict of the Revolt of the Three Feudatories against Qing Dynasty authority in China, then led by the Kangxi Emperor.

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Births[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

  • January 28 – Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (born 1619)
  • March 12 – Frans van Mieris, Sr., Dutch painter (born 1635)
  • May 25 – Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist and poet (born 1600)
  • July 1 – Oliver Plunkett, Irish saint (born 1629)
  • July 25 – Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (born 1631)
  • August 22 – Philippe Delano, Dutch Plymouth Colony settler (born 1602)
  • December 22 – Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (born 1611)
  • date unknown – Gerard ter Borch, Dutch painter (born 1617)