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Century of a Year

Tool to find the century for a given year. A century is equal to a period of 100 years, it is important to know the number of the century of a year to replace it in a chronology for example.

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# Century of a Year

## Calculate Century from Year

Tool to find the century for a given year. A century is equal to a period of 100 years, it is important to know the number of the century of a year to replace it in a chronology for example.

### How to count centuries?

How to calculate the century is simple:

The first century starts the 1st january of year 1 (there is no year 0 in any gregorian or julian calendar).

The second century starts 100 years later so the first january 101 and so on, the 21st century starts the 1st of january 2001 (as the 3rd millennium).

Before Christ, the principle is reversed, the 1st century before Christ starts the 1st january -100 and ends the 31 december -1, included.

The calculation of the centuries follows these principles.

### How to know a birth century?

The easiest way is to add 1 to the first 2 digits of the year of birth (unless it is a year that ends in 00).

Example: 1999 => 19 + 1 = 20 => 20th century

Example: 2000 => 20 => 20th century

Example: 2001 => 20 + 1 = 21 => 21st century

There was no century 0, so on January 1st of year 1 the first century began. 100 years later, on January 1 of the year 101 began the second century and 100 years later, on the 1st of January of the year 201 began the third century. There is therefore a relation between the digit of hundreds of a date and the number of the century. The number of the century is equal to the number of hundreds increased by 1. (Except for the years ending with 00).

### How to write centuries in roman numerals?

Use the dCode function to convert centuries in roman numerals.