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This article is about the year 1604.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1570s  1580s  1590s  – 1600s –  1610s  1620s  1630s
Years: 1601 1602 160316041605 1606 1607
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1604 (MDCIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday (dominical letter DC) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Sunday (dominical letter AG) of the Julian calendar, the 1604th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 604th year of the 2nd millennium, the 4th year of the 17th century, and the 5th year of the 1600s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1604 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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  2. "SN 1604, Kepler's Supernova". Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
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  4. Scholars date completion as between 1603 and 1606. Boyce, Charles (1990). Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare. New York: Roundtable Press. 
  5. The exact date is unknown, but a surviving account book for the year ended September 30 1604 proves it was built within the preceding 12 months.