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Vendèmiaire

On 21 September 1792, the National Convention decided to abolish the royalty in France, proclaim the Republic and introduce a new "Republican calendar". Year I" began at the beginning of autumn on 22 September 1792, the name of the month was "Vendèmiaire" (wine month or vintage month). Each month was represented by artists, the wine month by a lush beauty with grapes. The 366 days were also given their own names according to cereals, vegetables, flowers, minerals and fruits, including the grapevine. Every tenth day was named after an agricultural tool, including a press and barrel. Under Emperor Napoleon (1769-1821) the Gregorian calendar was reintroduced from 1 January 1806. An old German term for the month of October was Weinmond.

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