1600s

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* [[1641]] - John Wilkins writes ''[[Mercury, Or the Secret and Swift Messenger]]''
 
* [[1641]] - John Wilkins writes ''[[Mercury, Or the Secret and Swift Messenger]]''
  
* [[1651]] - [[The Discoverie of Witchcraft]] second edition is published in London.
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* [[1651]] - [[The Discoverie of Witchcraft]] second edition is published in London
  
 
* [[1655]] - [[A Candle in the Dark]] by Thomas Ady is published
 
* [[1655]] - [[A Candle in the Dark]] by Thomas Ady is published
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* [[1658]] - First English Edition of ''[[Natural Magick]]'' is published
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* [[1668]] - ''[[A Rich Cabinet]]'' is published in London
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* [[1670]] - [[Christopher Pinchbeck]], a London clockmaker, is born c. 1670
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* [[1676]] - ''[[Sports and Pastimes]]'' is published by anonymous, including possibly the first reference to the [[Ball and Vase|ball and vase]], which became a common children's prop since
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* [[1690]] - [[Jean Leurechon]] dies
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* [[1694]] - ''[[Récréations mathématiques et physiques]]'' is published by [[Jacques Ozanam]] in French
  
 
==Significant people==
 
==Significant people==
* [[Tabarin]] (1584-1633), a French comedian that performed what became known as [[Chapeaugraphy]].  
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* [[Tabarin]] (1584-1633), a French comedian that performed what became known as [[Chapeaugraphy]].
  
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* [[Claude-Gaspar Bachet|Claude-Gaspar Bachet de Méziriac]] (1581-1638), a French mathematician who formed the basis for almost all later books on mathematical recreations. Author of ''[[Problèmes plaisants et délectables qui se font par les nombres]]''.
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* [[Jean Leurechon]] (1591-1690), thought to be the author of author of the book ''[[Mathematical Recreations]]'' which includes parlor tricks and conjuring practices.

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