HomeAboutLogin
       
       
 

   
The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BC. It was in common use until the 1500s, when countries started changing to the Gregorian Calendar. However, some countries (for example, Greece and Russia) used it into this century, and the Orthodox church in Russia still uses it, as do some other Orthodox churches.

This does not mean that years were counted the way we do now. They were counted from the start of the reign of the Emperor or Caesar and reset to one when the next Emperor took over. For more information on how the years are counted see the page counting years. Historians sometimes counted years ab urbe condita, that is since the founding of Rome.
 
 
The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BC. It was in common use until the 1500s, when countries started changing to the Gregorian Calendar. However, some countries (for example, Greece and Russia) used it into this century, and the Orthodox church in Russia still uses it, as do some other Orthodox churches.

This does not mean that years were counted the way we do now. They were counted from the start of the reign of the Emperor or Caesar and reset to one when the next Emperor took over. For more information on how the years are counted see the page counting years. Historians sometimes counted years ab urbe condita, that is since the founding of Rome. More

 
    Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar
  Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar
The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is a non-repeating, vigesimal (base-20) and base-18 calendar used by several Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya. For this reason, it is sometimes known as the Maya (or Mayan) Long Count cal...
 
    Antikythera Mechanism, Astronomical Clock
  Antikythera Mechanism, Astronomical Clock
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 19001901 from the Antikythera wreck. Its significance and complexity were not understood until decades later. Its time of c...
 
    Julius Caesar, Rise of the Roman Empire
  Julius Caesar, Rise of the Roman Empire
Gaius Julius Caesar is remembered as one of history's greatest generals and a key ruler of the Roman empire. As a young man he rose through the administrative ranks of the Roman republic, accumulating power until he was elected consul in 59 B.C. Over...
 
    The Gregorian Calendar
  The Gregorian Calendar
The calendar used throughout the world today is the Gregorian calendar. It is sometimes called a "Christian" calendar. The Gregorian calendar is the one commonly used today. It was proposed by Aloysius Lilius, a physician from Naples, and adopted by...
 
       
 
         
          2018 © Timeline Index | Webwork.Amsterdam