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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1570s  1580s  1590s  – 1600s –  1610s  1620s  1630s
Years: 1599 1600 160116021603 1604 1605
1602 by topic:
Arts and Science
Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science
Lists of leaders
Colonial governors - State leaders
Birth and death categories
Births - Deaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments - Disestablishments
Works category
1602 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1602
Ab urbe condita 2355
Armenian calendar 1051
Assyrian calendar 6352
Bengali calendar 1009
Berber calendar 2552
English Regnal year 44 Eliz. 1 – 45 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar 2146
Burmese calendar 964
Byzantine calendar 7110–7111
Chinese calendar 辛丑(Metal Ox)
4298 or 4238
    — to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4299 or 4239
Coptic calendar 1318–1319
Discordian calendar 2768
Ethiopian calendar 1594–1595
Hebrew calendar 5362–5363
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1658–1659
 - Shaka Samvat 1524–1525
 - Kali Yuga 4703–4704
Holocene calendar 11602
Igbo calendar 602–603
Iranian calendar 980–981
Islamic calendar 1010–1011
Japanese calendar Keichō 7
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3935
Minguo calendar 310 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2144–2145

1602 (MDCII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) of the Julian calendar, the 1602nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 602nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 2nd year of the 17th century, and the 3rd year of the 1600s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1602 is 10 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.




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