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This article is about the year 1608.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1570s  1580s  1590s  – 1600s –  1610s  1620s  1630s
Years: 1605 1606 160716081609 1610 1611
1608 by topic:
Arts and Science
Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science
Lists of leaders
Colonial governors - State leaders
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Births - Deaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments - Disestablishments
Works category
1608 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1608
Ab urbe condita 2361
Armenian calendar 1057
Assyrian calendar 6358
Bengali calendar 1015
Berber calendar 2558
English Regnal year Ja. 1 – 6 Ja. 1
Buddhist calendar 2152
Burmese calendar 970
Byzantine calendar 7116–7117
Chinese calendar 丁未(Fire Goat)
4304 or 4244
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4305 or 4245
Coptic calendar 1324–1325
Discordian calendar 2774
Ethiopian calendar 1600–1601
Hebrew calendar 5368–5369
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1664–1665
 - Shaka Samvat 1530–1531
 - Kali Yuga 4709–4710
Holocene calendar 11608
Igbo calendar 608–609
Iranian calendar 986–987
Islamic calendar 1016–1017
Japanese calendar Keichō 13
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3941
Minguo calendar 304 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2150–2151

1608 (MDCVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter FE) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) 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. Note that the Julian day for 1608 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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  1. "First Germans at Jamestown 1" (history), Davitt Publications, 2000, webpage: GHfirst.