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Luigi Lilio: The Scion of Italy’s Calabria Who Created Humanity’s Calendar

By Rosario A. Iaconis Luigi Lilio (1510 -1576), the Italian physician, astronomer, and philosopher who was born in Cirò, Calabria, invented the Gregorian calendar that we use today. Utilizing astronomical data contained in tables from the prior three centuries, Luigi Lilio—a k a…
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