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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1570s  1580s  1590s  – 1600s –  1610s  1620s  1630s
Years: 1601 1602 160316041605 1606 1607
1604 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
1604 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1604
Ab urbe condita 2357
Armenian calendar 1053
Assyrian calendar 6354
Bengali calendar 1011
Berber calendar 2554
English Regnal year Ja. 1 – 2 Ja. 1
Buddhist calendar 2148
Burmese calendar 966
Byzantine calendar 7112–7113
Chinese calendar 癸卯(Water Rabbit)
4300 or 4240
    — to —
甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
4301 or 4241
Coptic calendar 1320–1321
Discordian calendar 2770
Ethiopian calendar 1596–1597
Hebrew calendar 5364–5365
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1660–1661
 - Shaka Samvat 1526–1527
 - Kali Yuga 4705–4706
Holocene calendar 11604
Igbo calendar 604–605
Iranian calendar 982–983
Islamic calendar 1012–1013
Japanese calendar Keichō 9
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3937
Minguo calendar 308 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2146–2147

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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  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.