10. Caesar changed the calendar to have his own month

The month of July is indeed named after Julius Caesar, but the Roman leader only got his own month posthumously. Quintilis, his birth month, was renamed July after his death. Caesar did completely revamp the complicated, arbitrary Roman calendar though, switching the empire from a lunar to a Julian calendar with 365 days that aligned with a solar calendar. Caesar also created the concept of a leap year, adding an extra day to the calendar every four years.

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