Online converter of Gregorian dates to Republican dates
This blogpost is not about programming tricks, design patterns and other IT stuff. It is about French history, the French Revolution and particularly about the Revolutionary Calendar.
The key milestone of French history is the French Revolution. During this major event a lot of big changes were introduced, including the implementation of a brand new calendar free of any religious or royalist influence. About 12 years the whole France lived under Republican calendar. It started a new era, renamed and refactored months and even gave special names to each day of the year.
Engrossed in reading about this dramatic historical period I was wondering what today’s date would be if the Revolutionary Calendar was still used nowadays. Finally, the solution came into my mind – to create a Gregorian-to-Republican converter that interpolates the Revolutionary Calendar after it was abolished in 1805.