My gods, my emperor, my town, my business

Key historical dates from an early 19th century Austrian almanac.

Trebots @ Friday April 22nd 2016 10:39

The multi-faith Toleranz-Bothe / "Tolerance Courier" was published by Jakob Friedrich Schwab in Vienna from soon after Joseph II's quid pro quo, whereby followers of alternative cloud-based magicians ("my ducats, my daughter") gained rights to periodic bouts of madness in exchange for integration with the burgeoning state. Years elapsed since:

  • The Creation, according to Calvin (5768), the new Greeks and, up to Peter the Great, the Russians (i.e. the Byzantine calendar; 7327), and the Jews (5579).
  • First Olympiads (2595) and foundation of Rome, according to the conventional (2572) and to Nabossar's reformed Babylonian (2568) calendars.
  • Flight of the True God from Mecca to Medina (1234), birth of Christ (1819), establishment of new imperial calendar (42).
  • Discovery of paper manufacture (447) and book printing (379).
  • Establishment of the city of Vienna (1429), accession to power of the Babenbergs (836), ditto the Habsburgs (527), extinction of male Habsburg line (79), birth of Kaiser Franz (51), accession of Franz II in all Austrian hereditary lands (28), invention of the Austrian Empire (15).
  • Patent of Toleration (38), first publication of this encyclopaedia of tolerance (33).
  • Beginning of the Julian Period (astronomers care about this; 6532).

Notable omission: the adoption of coffee.

  • Julian day (1) Julian day is the continuous count of days since the beginning of the Julian Period used primarily by astronomers. The Julian Day Number (JDN) is the integer assigned to a whole solar day in the Julian day count starting from noon Universal time, with Julian day number 0 assigned to the day starting at noon on January 1, 4713 BC, proleptic Julian calendar (November 24, 4714 BC, in the proleptic Gregorian calendar), a date at which three multi-year cycles started (which are: Indiction, Solar, and Lunar cycles) and which preceded any historical dates.
  • Nabonassar (1) Nabû-nāṣir, inscribed in cuneiform as dAG-PAB or dAG-ŠEŠ-ir, Greek: Ναβονάσσαρος, whence "Nabonassar", and meaning "Nabû (is) protector", was the king of Babylon 747–734 BCE. He deposed a foreign Chaldean usurper named Nabu-shuma-ishkun, bringing native rule back to Babylon after 23 years of Chaldean rule. His reign saw the beginning of a new era characterized by the systematic maintenance of chronologically precise historical records.
  • Patent of Toleration (2) The Patent of Toleration (German: Toleranzpatent) was an edict issued in October 1781 by the Holy Roman Emperor, Joseph II of Austria. The Patent extended religious freedom to non-Catholic Christians living in Habsburg lands, including Lutherans, Calvinists, and the Eastern Orthodox.
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