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1720 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1720
Ab urbe condita2473
Armenian calendar1169
Assyrian calendar6470
Bengali calendar1127
Berber calendar2670
British Regnal year6 Geo. 1  7 Geo. 1
Buddhist calendar2264
Burmese calendar1082
Byzantine calendar7228–7229
Chinese calendar己亥(Earth Pig)
4416 or 4356
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4417 or 4357
Coptic calendar1436–1437
Discordian calendar2886
Ethiopian calendar1712–1713
Hebrew calendar5480–5481
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1776–1777
 - Shaka Samvat1641–1642
 - Kali Yuga4820–4821
Holocene calendar11720
Igbo calendar720–721
Iranian calendar1098–1099
Islamic calendar1132–1133
Japanese calendarKyōhō 5
Javanese calendar1644–1645
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4053
Minguo calendar192 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar252
Thai solar calendar2262–2263
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1720 (MDCCXX) was a leap year starting on Monday (dominical letter GF) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) of the Julian calendar, the 1720th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 720th year of the 2nd millennium, the 20th year of the 18th century, and the 1st year of the 1720s decade. As of the start of 1720, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.




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