Who created the idea of Leap Year? – 2017

Who created the idea of Leap Year?

-Benjamin Franklin
-Julius Caesar
-Leonardo Da Vinci
-Isaac Newton

Answer: Leap Year was “invented” back in the first century BC, when Julius Caesar and his team of astronomers noticed that their 355-day Roman calendar had somehow slipped out of sync with the seasons. They came up with a 365-day calendar that would sometimes add an extra day to the last month of the year, which was February. That became known as the Julian calendar. The purpose of adding an extra day to February every four years is to sync up the 365-day Gregorian calendar with the solar calendar, which is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds long — the exact amount of time it takes the earth to revolve around the sun.

Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, usually called Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Wikipedia
Born: 13 July 100 BC, Rome, Italy
Assassinated: 15 March 44 BC, Rome, Italy
Spouse: Cornelia (m. 84 BC–69 BC), Pompeia (m. 68 BC–63 BC), Calpurnia (m. 59 BC–44 BC)
Books: Commentarii de Bello Gallico, The conquest of Gaul, MORE

Who created the idea of Leap Year?

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