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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1550s  1560s  1570s  – 1580s –  1590s  1600s  1610s
Years: 1579 1580 158115821583 1584 1585

Gregorian calendar switch: The year 1582 (MDLXXXII) involved conversion to the Gregorian calendar. It had only 355 days. It began as a common year starting on Monday, in accordance with the Julian calendar. It continued as normal through Thursday, October 4. But the next day, it became October 15 (like a common year starting on Friday) in Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. Other countries continued to use the Julian calendar, switching over to the Gregorian in later years.


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