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Vendémiaire

On September 21, 1792, the National Convention decided to rule the kingdom in France abolish, proclaim the republic and introduce a new "republican calendar". The "Year I" began at the beginning of autumn on September 22, 1792, the name of the month was "Vendèmiaire" (wine month or vintage month). Each month was represented by artists, the wine month by a sumptuous beauty with grapes. The 366 days also got their own names after cereals, vegetables, flowers, minerals and fruits, including the grapevine. Every tenth day was named after an agricultural device, including press and barrel. Under Emperor Napoleon (1769-1821) the Gregorian calendar was reintroduced from January 1, 1806. An old German name for the month of October was wine moon,

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