Gregory XIII


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Gregory XIII

Originally Ugo Buoncompagni. 1502-1585.
Pope (1572-1585) who established many Catholic universities and seminaries and sponsored the adoption of the Gregorian calendar (1582).

Gregory XIII

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(Biography) 1502–85, pope (1572–85). He promoted the Counter-Reformation and founded seminaries. His reformed (Gregorian) calendar was issued in 1582
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1582: Pope Gregory XIII announced the new Gregorian calendar, to replace the Julian calendar.
Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday in French: The celebration was first recognized by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 and originally began as a French Christian festival.
6, 1579, Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull in Rome establishing the Diocese of Manila and the construction of a cathedral in the city of Manila.
In the 16th century, Pope Gregory XIII tweaked the Julian calendar, but the month lengths remained the same.
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.
Pope Gregory XIII changed the Feast of Our Lady of Victory to Feast of the Most Holy Rosary in 1573.
You can thank Gregory XIII for the extra helping of Easter eggs.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued an edict outlining his calendar reforms.