Julius Caesar's Calendar

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Julius Caesar was a good leader for Rome, with a plethora of achievements and reforms. He reformed our calendar, and his name means ruler in multiple languages. He also had intense political aspirations.
He is largely responsible for the calendar we use today based on the solar year giving us the 365 day year. This includes the “leap year” adding the ¼ day it actually takes in addition to the 24 hours one revolution takes for the earth to rotate around the sun. Prior to Caesar consulting with an astronomer, the calendar was made up of 355 days based on the moon. Using this method, eventually the seasons didn’t “sync” and it was used adversely for politicians to have their terms last longer. Aside from a few changes, this is basically the same

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