Gregorian Calendar

Here are some history and details about the Gregorian Calendar, brought to you by Matt Rosenberg, friendly neighborhood provider of weekly emails concerning geography.

The most interesting thing (to me) in this article is that it took 170 years to propagate the calendar change throughout all of “western” Europe. That’s a long time for neighboring nations to be on different date-making schedules. Must have made signing treaties that much more tense. (“We’ll use our Calendar.” “No, we’ll use ours!” “Prepare for war…”)

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