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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1779 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1779
Ab urbe condita 2532
Armenian calendar 1228
Assyrian calendar 6529
Balinese saka calendar 1700–1701
Bengali calendar 1186
Berber calendar 2729
British Regnal year 19 Geo. 3 – 20 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2323
Burmese calendar 1141
Byzantine calendar 7287–7288
Chinese calendar 戊戌(Earth Dog)
4475 or 4415
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4476 or 4416
Coptic calendar 1495–1496
Discordian calendar 2945
Ethiopian calendar 1771–1772
Hebrew calendar 5539–5540
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1835–1836
 - Shaka Samvat 1700–1701
 - Kali Yuga 4879–4880
Holocene calendar 11779
Igbo calendar 779–780
Iranian calendar 1157–1158
Islamic calendar 1192–1193
Japanese calendar An'ei 8
Javanese calendar 1704–1705
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4112
Minguo calendar 133 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 311
Thai solar calendar 2321–2322
Tibetan calendar 阳土狗年
(male Earth-Dog)
1905 or 1524 or 752
    — to —
(female Earth-Pig)
1906 or 1525 or 753

1779 (MDCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1779th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 779th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 18th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1770s decade. As of the start of 1779, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






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Further reading

  • John Blair; J. Willoughby Rosse (1856). "1779". Blair's Chronological Tables. London: H.G. Bohn – via Hathi Trust.
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