Perpetual Calendar Calculator

Find the Calendar for Any Month and Year

Choose a month from the list, enter a year, and click Create Calendar (or click Today to view this month's calendar)

Create Calendar

How to Use This Perpetual Calendar

Use the dropdown menu to select the month you want, and then enter any 4 digit year from 0000 to 9999 in the next box. Click enter or the Create Calendar button to generate the calendar.

You can also use the buttons below the calendar to select today's date, or to skip to the previous or next month and previous or next year.

Using < and > will move the calendar one month back or forward, and << and >> will move the calendar one year back or forward.

The calendar calculator uses the Gregorian calendar, so make sure you check when the calendar in your country was changed from Julian to Gregorian.

Using a Perpetual Calendar for Genealogy

When you're research family trees and looking through a lot of old, archived, files and documents, you might find it hard to pinpoint specific dates.

For example, if a newspaper published on April 4, 1843, and cites that a person died the previous Wednesday, you can use the perpetual calendar to find the actual date of last Wednesday. (In this case the answer would be March 29, 1843.)

Genealogy enthusiasts also like to use a perpetual calendar because it gives them more details on how ancestors lived their lives and lets you flesh out the story of a family.

For example, knowing the day of events in a family's history as well as the date might be useful to see that ancestors would have weddings, baptisms, and other family events on days that today we might not consider to be traditional.

What is a Perpetual Calendar?

A perpetual calendar is a type of calendar that allows you to view any date in history. This can be extremely useful for people who need to plan events or keep track of important dates. Some of the benefits to using one include:

  • Able to view any date in history
  • Can be used for event planning
  • Can be used for tracking important dates
  • Often includes holidays and other important dates

If you're interested in the history of the perpetual calendar and why they are can be beneficial in your modern, daily life, keep reading.

The History of the Perpetual Calendar

The perpetual calendar was invented by a monk named Denis the Little (an English translation of his real name Dionysius Exiguus) in the year 525. However, it wasn't until the 18th century that perpetual calendars became popular.

In 1768, British astronomer John Harrison created a perpetual calendar that could be used to calculate longitude. This invention allowed sailors to more accurately navigate their ships and helped to save many lives.

How a Perpetual Calendar Can Benefit You

There are many ways in which a perpetual calendar can benefit you. For example, if you're planning a wedding or other event, you can use a perpetual calendar to help you choose the perfect date.

You can also use a perpetual calendar to keep track of important dates in your life, such as birthdays and anniversaries. This can be especially helpful if you have a large family or close friends.

Finally, perpetual calendars make great gifts! If you know someone who loves history or loves to plan ahead, a perpetual calendar would be the perfect present for them.

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