This airticle is aboot the year 1656.

1656 (MDCLVI) wis a leap year stairtin on Seturday o the Gregorian calendar and a leap year stairtin on Tysday o the Julian calendar, the 1656t year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 656t year o the 2nt millennium, the 56t year o the 17t century, an the 7t year o the 1650s decade. As o the stairt o 1656, the Gregorian calendar wis 10 days aheid o the Julian calendar, that remeened in localised use till 1923.

Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 16t century17t century18t century
Decades: 1620s  1630s  1640s  – 1650s –  1660s  1670s  1680s
Years: 1653 1654 165516561657 1658 1659