Question: Why did Dionysius come up with the Anno Domini dating system?

History. The Anno Domini dating system was devised in 525 by Dionysius Exiguus to enumerate the years in his Easter table. His system was to replace the Diocletian era that had been used in an old Easter table, as he did not wish to continue the memory of a tyrant who persecuted Christians.History. The Anno Domini dating system was devised in 525 by Dionysius Exiguus

Why did the BC AD dating system get created?

The BC/AD system, from Dionysius onward, was informed by Christian theology which took for granted that someone (Dionysius) actually knew the birth date of Jesus of Nazareth. In order to date a present event from a past event one must know when that past event occurred.

When did we start using Anno Domini?

Anno Domini dating was first calculated in 525 and began to be adopted in Western Europe during the eighth century. The numbering of years per the Christian era is currently dominant in many places around the world, in both commercial and scientific use.

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