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Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century
- November 1 - At Whitehall Palace in London, William Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time.
- Gustavus Adolphus becomes king of Sweden
- Denmark attacks Sweden
- King James Version of the Bible first published in England
- Johannes and David Fabricius discover sunspots
- End of the reign of Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan
- Emperor Go-Mizunoo ascends to the throne of Japan