In the Roman calendar August was originally the sixth month, and had before its renaming the name Sextilis (lat. sex = six). In the year 153 v. Chr. became the beginning of the year however on the 1. January shifts.
The Sextil had originally 29 days and got by Julius Caesars reform 30. Around length to give as July, designated the same after renaming, after Caesar it received thereby 31 to it. Day at expense of February.With of the daily lengths of the following months Septembers, Octobers, November and December (31 and 30 days) would have turned around, there otherwise three months (July until Septembers) with 31 days each would have directly one another followed.
Sometimes the name is used August also as pointed name, z. B.stupid August.
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