Gregory XIII

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

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In the 16th century, Pope Gregory XIII tweaked the Julian calendar, but the month lengths remained the same.
Celebrating Christmas on January 7 dates back to 1582 when astronomy scientists during the Roman pope Gregory XIII's era noticed a mistake in calculating the length of the Greek solar year.
In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII instituted a calendar reform and designated January 1 as New Year's Day.
| January 1 IT was Pope Gregory XIII who in 1582 declared January 1 would be known as New Year's Day and the world (or most of it) would soon follow suit.
This was important for the celebration of Christian festivals, so Pope Gregory XIII consulted his astronomers.
29 FEBRUARY Pope Gregory XIII made the leap year - an extra day at the end of Feb every four years - official.
You can thank Gregory XIII for the extra helping of Easter eggs.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued an edict outlining his calendar reforms.
Not a big problem to start with but after time it became a difference of 10 days and in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII grew tired of the resulting inaccuracies and introduced the Gregorian calendar.
Denis Law, commentator/former footballer, 74; Paul Jones, blues singer/broadcaster, 72; John Stapleton, journalist/TV presenter, 68; Dennis Waterman, actor, 66 1582: Pope Gregory XIII announced the new Gregorian calendar, replacing the Julian calendar.
1582: Pope Gregory XIII announced the new Gregorian calendar, replacing the less accurate Julian calendar that had got out of line with astronomical reality over many centuries.
Some 777 years later, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII signed a papal bull heralding a new and improved calendar for the world.
The letter held in the dashing sitter's right hand reveals him to be Jacopo Boncompagni, the natural son of Pope Gregory XIII, captain general of the pontifical troops and later commander of the Spanish armies in Lombardy and Piedmont.
In the 16th Century, Pope Gregory XIII revised the Julian calendar, and the celebration of the New Year was returned to January 1.
The icon in Rome influenced the format of the Madison painting, perhaps because its popularity and visibility increased through the reconstruction of the area between the Lateran and Santa Maria Maggiore for the Holy Year of 1575 that was commissioned by the Bolognese Pope Gregory XIII Buoncompagni (1502-1585), who held special personal devotion to the Madonna del Soccorso.