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Calendar Description

The Julian Spanish Era calendar is a variant of the Julian calendar. The calendar is also known as Hispanic Era or Caesar Ara. The year is increased on the 1st of January, but the year count starts with year one in -37 (or 38 BCE).

Use Case

The calendar originated with the Visigoths in about the third century and continued to be used in Spain and Portugal until the fifteenth century.

Definition

Record
yearmonthdayunshiftwday

The Julian Spanish Era calendar is based on Julian calendar and has the same definition except it has a different epoch.

The Epoch is set at
seyearmonthday
111
=
jyearmonthday
-3711
=
jdnday
1707544
.

Script

Default Script
scheme se { name "Spanish Era"; shift j, 1707544; // j:dmy# 1 Jan -37 grammar j; }

The scheme uses the j grammar as defined for the Julian calendar. Note that this grammar does not allow for dual dates on the year.


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