Gregorian calendar

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  • noun

Synonyms for 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

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And yet not onely for this is our Clavius to bee honoured, but for the great paines also which hee tooke in the Gregorian Calender, by which both the peace of the Church, & Civill businesses have been eeg regiously troubled: nor hath heaven it selfe escaped his violence, but hath ever since obeied his apointments: so that S.
So for goodness sake no one should remind him that 252 years ago today, the Gregorian calender was adopted in England and the nation lost 11 days.
It was then that the British Government belatedly adopted the Gregorian calender which had been introduced by Pope Gregory X111 170 years earlier.