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Dionysius Exiguus

[eg-zig-yoo-uh s, ek-sig-] /ɛgˈzɪg yu əs, ɛkˈsɪg-/
noun
1.
died a.d. 556? Scythian monk, chronologist, and scholar: devised the current system of reckoning the Christian era.
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Dionysius Exiguus

/ɛɡˈzɪɡjʊəs/
noun
1.
died ?556 ad, Scythian monk and scholar, who is believed to have introduced the current method of reckoning dates on the basis of the Christian era
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English Denis The Little celebrated 6th-century canonist who is considered the inventor of the Christian calendar, the use of which spread through the employment of his new Easter tables

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