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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  – 1680s –  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1680 1681 168216831684 1685 1686
1683 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1683
Ab urbe condita 2436
Armenian calendar 1132
Assyrian calendar 6433
Balinese saka calendar 1604–1605
Bengali calendar 1090
Berber calendar 2633
English Regnal year 34 Cha. 2 – 35 Cha. 2
Buddhist calendar 2227
Burmese calendar 1045
Byzantine calendar 7191–7192
Chinese calendar 壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4379 or 4319
    — to —
癸亥年 (Water Pig)
4380 or 4320
Coptic calendar 1399–1400
Discordian calendar 2849
Ethiopian calendar 1675–1676
Hebrew calendar 5443–5444
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1739–1740
 - Shaka Samvat 1604–1605
 - Kali Yuga 4783–4784
Holocene calendar 11683
Igbo calendar 683–684
Iranian calendar 1061–1062
Islamic calendar 1094–1095
Japanese calendar Tenna 3
Javanese calendar 1605–1606
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 4016
Minguo calendar 229 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 215
Thai solar calendar 2225–2226
Tibetan calendar 阳水狗年
(male Water-Dog)
1809 or 1428 or 656
    — to —
(female Water-Pig)
1810 or 1429 or 657

Year 1683 was a common year that started on Friday when using the Gregorian calendar.


  • June 6 – The Ashmolean Museum opens as the world's first university museum.
  • June 12 – The Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II of England is discovered.
  • July 8 – The Qing Dynasty Chinese admiral Shi Lang led 300 ships with 20,000 troops out of Tongshan, Fujian and sailed towards the Kingdom of Tungning, in modern-day Taiwan and the Pescadores in order to quell the kingdom in the name of Qing.
  • July 14 – A 140,000-man Ottoman force arrives at Vienna in June and starts to besiege the city. The siege is broken at the Battle of Vienna on September 12 with the arrival of a force of 70,000 Polish, Austrians and Germans under Polish-Lithuanian king Jan III Sobieski, whose cavalry turns their flank. Considered to be the turning point in the Ottoman Empire's fortunes.
  • July 16 and July 17 – Battle of Penghu, the Qing Chinese admiral Shi Lang defeats the naval forces of Zheng Keshuang in a decisive victory.
  • September 5 – the Qing Chinese admiral Shi Lang receives the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang, ushering in the collapse of the Kingdom of Tungning, which was then incorporated into the Qing Empire. Shi Lang reached Taiwan on October 3 and occupied present day Kaohsiung.
  • October 6 – Germantown, Pennsylvania is founded, leading in 1983 to U.S. President Ronald Reagan declaring a 300th Year Celebration, and in 1987, it became an annual holiday, German-American Day.
  • November 1 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • December – The River Thames freezes, allowing a frost fair to be held.




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