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The 17th century is defined by the calendar of Earth as occurring from the year 1601 through the year 1700.

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Posthumous publication of the "first folio" by William Shakespeare on Earth. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
Spinoza is born on Earth. (TNG: "The Offspring")
A man named Ronin is born in Glasgow, on Earth. He becomes infused with an anaphasic lifeform, effectively granting him eternal youth. (TNG: "Sub Rosa")
The Lucasian Chair of Mathematics is created at Cambridge University. (TNG: "All Good Things...")
Human mathematician Pierre de Fermat dies, leaving behind a note claiming to have discovered "remarkable proof" for what becomes known as Fermat's last theorem. (TNG: "The Royale"; DS9: "Facets")
Human scientist Isaac Newton devises three laws of motion that form the basis of Earth's understanding of physics and the universe. Newton's epiphany comes when a member of the Q Continuum, later named Quinn, jostles the apple tree that Newton is sitting under, causing an apple to fall on Newton's head. (VOY: "Death Wish")
Spinoza dies on Earth. (TNG: "The Offspring")
The Spanish serve as the overlords of several American Indian tribes in the region later known as New Mexico. These Indian pueblos rise up against the Spanish and drive them out of the region, in what was known as the Pueblo Revolt. (TNG: "Journey's End")
The inhabitants of Megas-Tu are forced to leave their homes in Salem, Massachusetts, on Earth, following the Salem witch trials. (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu")
The Spanish return and brutally reconquer the area they were driven out from in 1680 by American Indians, killing several hundred of them and maiming several thousand more. Javier Maribona-Picard, an ancestor of Jean-Luc Picard, is one of the Spanish soldiers in this campaign. (TNG: "Journey's End")
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., pp. 153, 183, 302-3, 323, 439, & 502), Pierre de Fermat is born in 1601, John Milton is born in 1608, William Shakespeare writes The Tempest in 1611, William Shakespeare dies in 1616, Isaac Newton is born in 1642, Pierre de Fermat dies in 1665, John Milton dies in 1674, and Georg Friedrich Händel is born in 1685.

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