Revolutionary calendar


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Revolutionary calendar

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(Historical Terms) the calendar adopted by the French First Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805. Dates were calculated from Sept 22, 1792. The months were called Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, and Fructidor
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Noun1.Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar
Vendemiaire - first month of the Revolutionary calendar (September and October); the month of the grape harvest
Brumaire - second month of the Revolutionary calendar (October and November); the month of mist
Frimaire - third month of the Revolutionary calendar (November and December); the frosty month
Nivose - fourth month of the Revolutionary calendar (December and January); the snowy month
Pluviose - fifth month of the Revolutionary calendar (January and February); the rainy month
Ventose - sixth month of the Revolutionary calendar (February and March); the windy month
Germinal - seventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (March and April); the month of buds
Floreal - eighth month of the Revolutionary calendar (April and May); the month of flowers
Prairial - ninth month of the Revolutionary calendar (May and June); the month of meadows
Messidor - tenth month of the Revolutionary calendar (June and July); the month of harvest
Thermidor - eleventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (July and August); the month of heat
Fructidor - twelfth month of the Revolutionary calendar (August and September); the month of fruit
solar calendar - a calendar based on solar cycles
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