Dionysius Exiguus

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Dionysius Ex·ig·u·us

 (ĕg-zĭg′yo͞o-əs, ĕk-sĭg′-) ad 500?-560?
Scythian monk and scholar who introduced the method of reckoning the Christian era from the birth of Jesus.

Dionysius Exiguus

(Biography) died ?556 ad, Scythian monk and scholar, who is believed to have introduced the current method of reckoning dates on the basis of the Christian era

Diony′sius Ex•ig′u•us

(ɛgˈzɪg yu əs, ɛkˈsɪg-)
died A.D. 556?, Scythian monk, chronologist, and scholar: devised the current system of reckoning the Christian era.
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Due to a misreading of the dates for Augustus Caesar, Dionysius the Little miscalibrated 1 AD.