This regulation means that one is older starting from 0:00 at its birthday one year and not only to thatactual birth. This computation might correspond also to the view of the population. The legislator had to create however its own regulation, since according to the usual computation of periods, at which it depends on an event, which does not fall into the run of a daily (birth), the first day one takes in account.
who to 13. June 1988 around 13:12 clock is born 13, has to. June 2006 around 0:00 clock legally 18. Lebensjahr completes. The person is under age thereby from beginning of this daily to no longer, but of age, notonly over 13:12 clock or to 14. June 2006.
age data in historical sources
the dying books led by the churches very often contain (in Saxonia after 1750 for adults regularly) age data. Sometimes “approximately 60 years” or “some 70 already become from the formulationYears " clearly that the indication is not exact. Often however exact data are given in years, months, weeks and days (whereby one month is to be counted with 4 weeks), find one then however the person in the baptizing book, then places itself pretty often between reckoned backand proven birthday a difference out, sometimes even around a year or a more. One must assume the entry in the church book was based on the verbal information of the survivors. Their preference for round numbers (“80 years”) is unmistakable. The minister has itself only in exceptionsthe trouble made to compare these data with the baptizing book.
During genealogischen research however such differences should be always understood as a respect character to examine the thing again (see dead point) and other sources with to consult, in particular court accounting books, in order to exclude mistakes.
Infrequently the age of bride and bridegroom is indicated catholic areas in trusting books.
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