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The 17th Century was that century which lasted from 1601 to 1700 in the Gregorian calendar.

The 17th Century falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and was characterized by the Baroque cultural movement, the French Grand Siècle dominated by Louis XIV, and the beginning of modern science and philosophy, including the contributions by bloody warfare throughout the century, by the Thirty Years' War, the Great Turkish War, the end of the Dutch Revolt and the English Civil War among others, while European colonization of the Americas began in earnest.

In the east, the 17th Century saw the flowering of the Ottoman, Persian and Mughal empires, the beginning of the Edo period in feudal Japan, and the violent transition from the Mingmarker to the Qing Dynastymarker in China.

The Scientific Revolution ended in the late 17th century.

Events

1600–1609



1610s



1620s



1630s



1640s



1650s



1660s



1670s

Kara Mustafa Pasha


1680s



1690s



Significant people

Musicians and composers



Visual artists



Literature



Educators

Exploration



Science and philosophy



Inventions, discoveries, introductions

List of 17th century inventions
Major changes in philosophy and science take place, often characterized as the Scientific revolution.


References



Decades and years


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