Gregory XIII

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the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)

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In 1574 Pope Gregory XIII Buoncompagni (1572-1585) described this area as "a deserted district filled with ruins and brushwood" that made the way between the Lateran and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme long, difficult, and dangerous for pilgrims, because it was under-populated.
But it was only in 1582 that Pope Gregory XIII addressed the missing quarter day in the solar rotation by creating the leap year.
ON THIS DAY 1582: Pope Gregory XIII announced the new Gregorian calendar, replacing the Julian calendar.
Eastern and Western Christianity have diverged in the celebration of Easter since 1582, when the Western church's Pope Gregory XIII ordered a 10-day correction in the solar Julian calendar, established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered the advancement of the calendar by ten days and introduced a new corrective device to curb further error.
1582 Pope Gregory XIII announced a change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.
The exhibition includes such documents as letters by Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas of 1323, the Act of Kreva of 1385, which created a dynastic union between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland, the Peace Treaty of Melno between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Kingdom of Poland, and the Teutonic Order of 1422, the Papal Bull of Pope Gregory XIII confirming the foundation of Vilnius University in 1579, a 1948 underground publication by Lithuanian anti-Soviet guerrillas, the act of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania declaring the restoration of Lithuania's independence on March 11, 1990.
However, she is mistaken in asserting that Gregory XIII repeated or reiterated the excommunication in 1580 (20, 111); he reinterpreted the bull and partially suspended it but never reissued it.
Popes Sixtus V and Gregory XIII would support the League later, including Philip II's attempt at establishing his daughter Isabel Clara Eugenia as heir to the French throne.
POPE Gregory XIII ruled that Leap Day would fall on any year divisible by four, but not by 100.
Elizabeth of Austria favored a design featuring a lady, a dove and the motto "Life after Death," while Pope Gregory XIII preferred "Choice.
Thus began the feast of Our Lady of Victory, later changed by Pope Gregory XIII to the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and extended to the whole church by Clement XI in 1716.
In 1582, the Julian calendar had been reformed under Pope Gregory XIII.
When in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII announced his reformed calendar, English response was more intrigued than hostile, but opposition set in; it would be 1752 before England abandoned the Julian Calendar.
Renaissance iconography, art and politics are scrutinised to extract the artistic and cartographic devices used during the court of duke Cosimo I de' Medici (1537-1574) and the papal court of Gregory XIII Boncompagni (1572-1585).