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 Definition Calendar instituted by the National Convention after the French Revolution, as a reform of the Gregorian calendar, that would help to divorce the new republic from its Catholic predecessor. [d] [e]

Answer to "CZ articles aren't supposed to be lists"

As with the Positivist calendar, I believe having the list of links at hand would benefit the average reader, who probably won't know what the more obscure plants are. Petréa Mitchell 21:16, 15 April 2007 (CDT)

Months

I think there should be a table or list of the months of the calendar separately near the top of the article, as the month names were much more commonly used than the day names. Perhaps something like:

  1. Vendémiaire (vintage)
  2. Brumaire (fog)
  3. Frimaire (sleet)
  4. Nivôse (snow)
  5. Pluviôse (rain)
  6. Ventôse (wind)
  7. Germinal (seed)
  8. Floréal (blossom)
  9. Prairial (pasture)
  10. Messidor (harvest)
  11. Thermidor (heat)
  12. Fructidor (fruit)

(from http://www.cs.ubc.ca/local/reading/proceedings/spe91-95/spe/vol23/issue4/spe821er.pdf ) Perhaps also should be included: "Contemporary British journalists sarcastically dubbed them Slippy, Nippy, Drippy, Freezy, Wheezy, Sneezy, Showery, Flowery, Bowery, Wheaty, Heaty, Sweety." (from the same source). Anthony Argyriou 17:46, 16 April 2007 (CDT)

Name?

Maybe this should be French Republican calendar, it being the calendar of the First French Republic? J. Noel Chiappa 09:36, 15 June 2008 (CDT)