• What Day Is It Anyway?

    Author(s):
    Brendan Dooley (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    History, Europe, Calendars, Italy--Rome, Newspapers, Church history
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    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/6dym-xx65
    Abstract:
    Trouble in Rome! The Rome newsletter of 23 October 1582 informs: “The Congregation responsible for the reform and intercalation of the year has heard from Naples about a serious error in the printed version, such that the pope having heard about this has initiated discussions, and nobody knows where this is going to lead.” Florence, Archivio di Stato, Mediceo del Principato (MdP) fol 334v, Rome, 23 oct 1582 [La Congregazione deputata sopra la riforma, et intercalatione dell’anno, è stata avertita da Napoli di un grave errore dapoi ch’è stata stampata, per il che il papa advisato fa discutere sopra ciò, non si sapendo veramente da tutti, ove batte il punto.] Apparently, information coming out about the new calendar reform by Pope Gregory XIII is becoming garbled in transmission. The news comes by way of Naples, that a “serious error” has been noted in the last decree. What has happened? Time will tell….
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