Where is the Julian calendar?

08 Dec

Julian calendarDid you know that the Julian calendar was created by order of Julius Caesar, where it was named in memory? It was in Rome’s arbitrary interpretation of programming (priests – pontiffs had the right to impose additional months) has led to the fact that in BC ’46 seasons coincide with the corresponding months. There is a need for a renovation.

In this sense, in the name of Caesar, a group of mathematicians and astronomers from Alexandria, who has created a cycle of one year, composed of 365 to 25 days, and is determined by the number of days that fall in each month. In order to bring the year to a whole number – 365, it had to stretch in February, so every four years, this month received one more day. At the same time, the Romans are not added on February 29 as it is now, we do, but only repeated on February 24.

Wanting to do at the beginning of each New Year, on 1 January Caesar was forced to a memorable ’46 BC Romans to enter within two months, so the previous year, the introduction of the calendar, consisted of fifteen months. Therefore, the new Julian calendar came into force on January 1 of 45 BC Europe and used for many centuries later.

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