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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1560s  1570s  1580s  – 1590s –  1600s  1610s  1620s
Years: 1594 1595 159615971598 1599 1600
1597 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1597
Ab urbe condita 2350
Armenian calendar 1046
Assyrian calendar 6347
Bengali calendar 1004
Berber calendar 2547
English Regnal year 39 Eliz. 1 – 40 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar 2141
Burmese calendar 959
Byzantine calendar 7105–7106
Chinese calendar 丙申(Fire Monkey)
4293 or 4233
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4294 or 4234
Coptic calendar 1313–1314
Discordian calendar 2763
Ethiopian calendar 1589–1590
Hebrew calendar 5357–5358
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1653–1654
 - Shaka Samvat 1519–1520
 - Kali Yuga 4698–4699
Holocene calendar 11597
Igbo calendar 597–598
Iranian calendar 975–976
Islamic calendar 1005–1006
Japanese calendar Keichō 2
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3930
Minguo calendar 315 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2139–2140

1597 (MDXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday (dominical letter B) of the Julian calendar, the 1597th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 597th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 16th century, and the 8th year of the 1590s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1597 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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The yellowed title page of Andreas Libavius's Alchemia, in Latin.
Andreas Libavius's Alchemia, an early chemistry text, published 1597.




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