The 17th century was the century which lasted from January 1, 1601 to December 31, 1700 in the Gregorian calendar.

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Why did the musket become the standard infantry combat weapon in European armies around 1700?

Could it have been because of the introduction of the bayonet, particularly in "socket" form? This question goes (well) beyond a related question. Until the introduction of a bayonet, musketeers ...