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Bajoran lightship (aft)

A replica of a 16th century Bajoran lightship

The 16th century is defined by the calendar of Earth as occurring from the year 1501 through the year 1600.


According to Star Trek: Star Charts (pp. 34 & 43), Bajor achieved its first interstellar flight in 1571. The solar-sail spacecraft crash-landed on Cardassia Prime.
Autopsy reports relevant to duels over a woman going as far back as this year are later included in The Doctor's database. (VOY: "Parturition")
An attempted Spanish invasion of England is thwarted. (ENT: "Future Tense")
In western Europe, early experiments with the optical microscope are made. Sketchbooks and other forms of art of the time record early observations of a more or less scientific nature, as seen during Captain Janeway's Leonardo da Vinci holodeck program. (VOY: "Scorpion", "Concerning Flight")
According to Star Trek: Star Charts, T-Rogorans became warp-capable in 1570 AD.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., pp. 92, 182, & 439), Leonardo da Vinci dies in 1519, William Shakespeare is born in 1564, and Shakespeare writes Hamlet in about 1600.

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