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Dionysius Exiguus

(fl. 1st half of 6th c.). Scythian monk; computed probable dates of great events in world hist., esp. that of the birth of Christ; introd. the division of world hist. into periods BC and AD, which is still used, though several yrs. in error (i. e., Christ was born several yrs.BC”); made a collection of canon law. See also Anno Domini; Pseudo-Isidorian Decretals, 1 a; Time.

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