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first month of the Revolutionary calendar (September and October); the month of the grape harvest
the first month of the French republican calendar, dating from September 22, 1792
Origin: [F., fr. L. vindemia vintage.]
Vendémiaire was the first month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Occitan word vendemiaire. Vendémiaire was the first month of the autumn quarter. It started on the day of the autumnal equinox, which fell between 22 September and 24 September, inclusive. It thus ended between 21 October and 23 October. It follows the Sansculottides of the past year and precedes Brumaire.
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the first month of the French Revolution year, from 22nd September to 21st October.
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