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Gregorian calendar   /grəgˈɔriən kˈæləndər/   Listen
Gregorian calendar

The solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752.  Synonym: New Style calendar.

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"Gregorian calendar" Quotes from Famous Books

... is further complicated by the fact that the republicans reckoned An VIII as a leap year, though it is not one in the Gregorian Calendar. Hence that year ended on Sept. 22, and An IX and succeeding years began on Sept. 23. Consequently in the above table of months the numbers of all days from Vendemiaire 1, An IX (Sept. 23, 1800), to Nivose 10, An XIV ...
— The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) • John Holland Rose

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