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The form of calendar first introduced in 46 bc by the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, after whom it is named. It was prepared in consultation with the Greek astronomer Sosigenes (1st century ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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... calendar . The calendar in use since the time of Julius Caesar until the Gregorian calendar was introduced into Catholic Europe in 1582 and into Britain in 1752 . By the time that it was abandoned in Britain, the Julian calendar was 11 days out of line with the...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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... calendar The calendar in use since the time of Julius Caesar until the Gregorian calendar was introduced into Catholic Europe in 1582 and into Britain in 1752 . By the time that it was abandoned in Britain, the Julian calendar was eleven days out of line with the...

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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... calendar The form of calendar first introduced in 46 bc by the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, after whom it is named. It was prepared in consultation with the Greek astronomer Sosigenes ( first century bc ). Each month was assigned the number of days it has today, and a normal year had 365 days. It was intended to be a solar calendar in which the date remained in step with the seasons. To preserve this link, every fourth year was a leap year with February having an additional day. The average length of a year is then 365.25 days, close to but not...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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... calendar Named after Julius Caesar ( 100 bc –44 bc ). Compare Gregorian calendar...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... calendar a calendar introduced by the authority of Julius Caesar in 46 bc , in which the Julian year consisted of 365 days, every fourth year having 366 days. It was superseded by the Gregorian calendar, though it is still used by some Orthodox Churches. Dates in the Julian calendar are sometimes designated ‘Old...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Julian calendar

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The form of calendar first introduced in 46 bc by the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, after whom it is named. It was prepared in consultation with the Greek astronomer Sosigenes (1st century bc). Each ...
Welsh Local and Family History

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D. Huw Owen

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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...The collections held include the quarter sessions records , covering all aspects of local administration before the creation of county councils in 1889 . The earliest series are those of Caernarfonshire, which survive from 1541 , and their value was emphasized in the Calendar of the Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions Records , i: 1541–58 , ed. W. Ogwen Williams ( 1956 ), and in the Denbighshire Quarter Session Records , ed. A. G. Veysey ( 1991 ). These records include land tax assessments, enclosure awards , poll books , and electoral...

New Style date

New Style date  

The date of a historical or astronomical event on the Gregorian calendar, as distinct from dates on the Julian calendar which are known as Old Style (OS). Since the Gregorian calendar was introduced ...
Gregorian

Gregorian  

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Of or pertaining to someone named Gregory.Gregorian calendar the calendar introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, as a modification of the Julian calendar.To bring the calendar back into line with ...
leap year

leap year  

A year with one extra day (February 29) and therefore 366 days long. The day is added to keep the vernal equinox on or around March 21. In the Julian calendar, every fourth year was a leap year. In ...
Julian Date

Julian Date  

A calendar and timekeeping system introduced to give unambiguous dates and times of celestial events, unaffected by changes in the civil calendar. The system was begun in 1582 by the French scholar ...
Gregorian calendar

Gregorian calendar  

The Julian calendar as adjusted by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to make it cohere better with the solar year. It was not accepted in most Orthodox Churches until 1924.[...]
old style

old style  

The dating of days and months before the replacement of the Julian by the Gregorian calendar in 1752 and the change from 25 March to 1 January as the official start of a new year.
calendar

calendar  

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The Celtic measurement of time appears to have assumed that darkness preceded light. Thus the Celtic calendar of pre-Christian times measured the year as beginning with the onset of winter. The Old ...
witch-hunts

witch-hunts  

Took place in Scotland between about 1550 and 1700, during the general European persecution of witches of that era. People had believed in witches long before then. Magic and the ...

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