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The calendar used in the Republic of the Serenissima, until 1797, corresponded to the oldest Roman calendar where March was the first month of the year - replaced only later by January - and with it its first day marked the New Year.

More veneto means "according to the Venetian custom / in the Venetian way", which was abbreviated as m.v. next to the date used in the documents and annotations, to indicate their different use according to the most common style at the time. Since, beginning in March, the beginning of the year was postponed by two months, the difference in dating was substantial and "late" by one year. As an example, on February 13, 1598 m.v. corresponded to February 13, 1599 of the Gregorian calendar.

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