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Revolutionary calendar
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1. Revolutionary chronology

The radical political and social changes ushered in by the French Revolution (1789) were soon also expressed in official revisions to the chronological system. At the Storming of the Bastille (July 15, 1789), the calendar began counting in Years of Liberty. On the abolition of the monarchy (September 22, 1792), it switched to Years of the French Republic, initially on the basis of the Gregorian Calendar, with the year beginn…

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Koller, Edith, “Revolutionary calendar”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026684>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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