One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A reformed calendar officially introduced by the French Republican government on 5 October 1793, having twelve months of thirty days each, with five days of festivals at the year's end (six in leap years). It was abandoned under the Napoleonic regime and the Gregorian calendar was formally reinstated on 1 January 1806.
- ‘This outline will help you convert dates from the French Republican calendar to the standard (Gregorian) calendar.’
- ‘From 1792 to 1806, during the years following the French Revolution, France used a different calendar, the French Republican calendar.’
- ‘The French Republican calendar was adopted and went into effect November 24th 1793.’
- ‘France adopted a reformed calendar called the French Republican or Revolutionary calendar, to replace the Gregorian calendar.’
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