A Conversation for The Venerable Bede - Historian and Theologian
What about Dennis the Small?
Researcher 236188 Started conversation Jul 27, 2003
What about Dennis the Small indeed?
The Wikipedia claims that it was not the V. Bede, but Dionysius Exiguus (Dennis the Small- see http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysius_Exiguus ) who first proposed numbering years from Jesus' birth, though Bede seems to have started the 'A.D.' convention.
As it is, Dennis mucked it up; his Year 1 A.D. was 2 years late. Which means that, interestingly, Jesus was born in the year 2 B.C.
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