Fructidor

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Fructidor (French pronunciation: ​[fʁyktidɔʁ]) is the twelfth month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Latin word fructus, which means "fruit".

Fructidor is the third month of the summer quarter (mois d'été). By the Gregorian calendar, Fructidor starts on either August 18 or August 19 and ends exactly thirty days later, on September 16 or September 17. Fructidor follows the month of Thermidor and precedes the Sansculottides.

The month is often used as a shorthand term for the Coup of 18 Fructidor.


3 Fructidor III
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 34
1 Tuesday
18 August 1795
2 Wednesday
19 August 1795
3 Thursday
20 August 1795
4 Friday
21 August 1795
5 Saturday
22 August 1795
6 Sunday
23 August 1795
7 Monday
24 August 1795
8 Tuesday
25 August 1795
9 Wednesday
26 August 1795
10 Thursday
27 August 1795
décade 35
11 Friday
28 August 1795
12 Saturday
29 August 1795
13 Sunday
30 August 1795
14 Monday
31 August 1795
15 Tuesday
1 September 1795
16 Wednesday
2 September 1795
17 Thursday
3 September 1795
18 Friday
4 September 1795
19 Saturday
5 September 1795
20 Sunday
6 September 1795
décade 36
21 Monday
7 September 1795
22 Tuesday
8 September 1795
23 Wednesday
9 September 1795
24 Thursday
10 September 1795
25 Friday
11 September 1795
26 Saturday
12 September 1795
27 Sunday
13 September 1795
28 Monday
14 September 1795
29 Tuesday
15 September 1795
30 Wednesday
16 September 1795
10 h
9:82:14
Fructidor
23:34:17
24 h


Day name table[edit]

Like all French Republican months, Fructidor lasted thirty days and was divided into three weeks called decades (décades) which each lasted ten days. Within every decade, each day had the name of an agricultural plant, except the fifth - the Quintidi - which had the name of an animal, and the tenth - the Decadi - which had the name of an agricultural tool.

  1re Décade 2e Décade 3e Décade
Primidi 1. Prune (Plum) 11. Pastèque (Watermelon) 21. Eglantier (Dog Rose)
Duodi 2. Millet (Millet) 12. Fenouil (Fennel) 22. Noisette (Hazelnut)
Tridi 3. Licoperde (Puffball) 13. Epine vinette (Barberry) 23. Houblon (Hops)
Quartidi 4. Escourgeon (Barleygrass) 14. Noix (Walnut) 24. Sorgho (Sorghum)
Quintidi 5. Saumon (Salmon) 15. Truite (Trout) 25. Écrevisse (Crawfish)
Sextidi 6. Tubéreuse (Tuberose) 16. Citron (Lemon) 26. Bigarade (Bitterorange)
Septidi 7. Sucrion (Barleygrass) 17. Cardière (Teasel) 27. Verge d'or (Golden Rod)
Octidi 8. Apocyn (Dogbane) 18. Nerprun (Buckthorn) 28. Maïs (Corn)
Nonidi 9. Réglisse (Licorice) 19. Tagette (African Marigold) 29. Marron (Horse Chestnut)
Decadi 10. Échelle (Ladder) 20. Hotte (Basket) 30. Panier (Basket)

Conversion table[edit]

Table for conversion between Republican and Gregorian Calendar
for the month "Fructidor"
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
August 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 September
VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
August 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 September

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