Pluviôse

Pluviôse (French pronunciation: ​[plyvjoz]; also Pluviose) was the fifth month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Latin word pluviosus, which means rainy.

Pluviôse was the second month of the winter quarter (mois d'hiver), starting between the 20th and 22 January, and ending between the 18th and 20 February. It follows the Nivôse and precedes the Ventôse.

On October 24, 1793 Fabre d'Églantine suggested new names for the French Republican Calendar and on the 24th November the National Convention accepted the names with minor changes. It was decided to omit the circumflex (accent circonflexe) in the names of the winter months, so the month was named Pluviose instead of Pluviôse. However, in Historiography the spelling Pluviôse is still preferred.


3 Pluviôse III
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Tuesday
20 January 1795
2 Wednesday
21 January 1795
3 Thursday
22 January 1795
4 Friday
23 January 1795
5 Saturday
24 January 1795
6 Sunday
25 January 1795
7 Monday
26 January 1795
8 Tuesday
27 January 1795
9 Wednesday
28 January 1795
10 Thursday
29 January 1795
décade 14
11 Friday
30 January 1795
12 Saturday
31 January 1795
13 Sunday
1 February 1795
14 Monday
2 February 1795
15 Tuesday
3 February 1795
16 Wednesday
4 February 1795
17 Thursday
5 February 1795
18 Friday
6 February 1795
19 Saturday
7 February 1795
20 Sunday
8 February 1795
décade 15
21 Monday
9 February 1795
22 Tuesday
10 February 1795
23 Wednesday
11 February 1795
24 Thursday
12 February 1795
25 Friday
13 February 1795
26 Saturday
14 February 1795
27 Sunday
15 February 1795
28 Monday
16 February 1795
29 Tuesday
17 February 1795
30 Wednesday
18 February 1795
10 h
Paris
9h63m70s
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich


Conversion between Republican and Gregorian calendar for the years I - XIV
1 Pluviôse I
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Sunday
20 January 1793
2 Monday
21 January 1793
3 Tuesday
22 January 1793
4 Wednesday
23 January 1793
5 Thursday
24 January 1793
6 Friday
25 January 1793
7 Saturday
26 January 1793
8 Sunday
27 January 1793
9 Monday
28 January 1793
10 Tuesday
29 January 1793
décade 14
11 Wednesday
30 January 1793
12 Thursday
31 January 1793
13 Friday
1 February 1793
14 Saturday
2 February 1793
15 Sunday
3 February 1793
16 Monday
4 February 1793
17 Tuesday
5 February 1793
18 Wednesday
6 February 1793
19 Thursday
7 February 1793
20 Friday
8 February 1793
décade 15
21 Saturday
9 February 1793
22 Sunday
10 February 1793
23 Monday
11 February 1793
24 Tuesday
12 February 1793
25 Wednesday
13 February 1793
26 Thursday
14 February 1793
27 Friday
15 February 1793
28 Saturday
16 February 1793
29 Sunday
17 February 1793
30 Monday
18 February 1793
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
2 Pluviôse II
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Monday
20 January 1794
2 Tuesday
21 January 1794
3 Wednesday
22 January 1794
4 Thursday
23 January 1794
5 Friday
24 January 1794
6 Saturday
25 January 1794
7 Sunday
26 January 1794
8 Monday
27 January 1794
9 Tuesday
28 January 1794
10 Wednesday
29 January 1794
décade 14
11 Thursday
30 January 1794
12 Friday
31 January 1794
13 Saturday
1 February 1794
14 Sunday
2 February 1794
15 Monday
3 February 1794
16 Tuesday
4 February 1794
17 Wednesday
5 February 1794
18 Thursday
6 February 1794
19 Friday
7 February 1794
20 Saturday
8 February 1794
décade 15
21 Sunday
9 February 1794
22 Monday
10 February 1794
23 Tuesday
11 February 1794
24 Wednesday
12 February 1794
25 Thursday
13 February 1794
26 Friday
14 February 1794
27 Saturday
15 February 1794
28 Sunday
16 February 1794
29 Monday
17 February 1794
30 Tuesday
18 February 1794
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
3 Pluviôse III
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Tuesday
20 January 1795
2 Wednesday
21 January 1795
3 Thursday
22 January 1795
4 Friday
23 January 1795
5 Saturday
24 January 1795
6 Sunday
25 January 1795
7 Monday
26 January 1795
8 Tuesday
27 January 1795
9 Wednesday
28 January 1795
10 Thursday
29 January 1795
décade 14
11 Friday
30 January 1795
12 Saturday
31 January 1795
13 Sunday
1 February 1795
14 Monday
2 February 1795
15 Tuesday
3 February 1795
16 Wednesday
4 February 1795
17 Thursday
5 February 1795
18 Friday
6 February 1795
19 Saturday
7 February 1795
20 Sunday
8 February 1795
décade 15
21 Monday
9 February 1795
22 Tuesday
10 February 1795
23 Wednesday
11 February 1795
24 Thursday
12 February 1795
25 Friday
13 February 1795
26 Saturday
14 February 1795
27 Sunday
15 February 1795
28 Monday
16 February 1795
29 Tuesday
17 February 1795
30 Wednesday
18 February 1795
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
4 Pluviôse IV
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Thursday
21 January 1796
2 Friday
22 January 1796
3 Saturday
23 January 1796
4 Sunday
24 January 1796
5 Monday
25 January 1796
6 Tuesday
26 January 1796
7 Wednesday
27 January 1796
8 Thursday
28 January 1796
9 Friday
29 January 1796
10 Saturday
30 January 1796
décade 14
11 Sunday
31 January 1796
12 Monday
1 February 1796
13 Tuesday
2 February 1796
14 Wednesday
3 February 1796
15 Thursday
4 February 1796
16 Friday
5 February 1796
17 Saturday
6 February 1796
18 Sunday
7 February 1796
19 Monday
8 February 1796
20 Tuesday
9 February 1796
décade 15
21 Wednesday
10 February 1796
22 Thursday
11 February 1796
23 Friday
12 February 1796
24 Saturday
13 February 1796
25 Sunday
14 February 1796
26 Monday
15 February 1796
27 Tuesday
16 February 1796
28 Wednesday
17 February 1796
29 Thursday
18 February 1796
30 Friday
19 February 1796
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
5 Pluviôse V
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Friday
20 January 1797
2 Saturday
21 January 1797
3 Sunday
22 January 1797
4 Monday
23 January 1797
5 Tuesday
24 January 1797
6 Wednesday
25 January 1797
7 Thursday
26 January 1797
8 Friday
27 January 1797
9 Saturday
28 January 1797
10 Sunday
29 January 1797
décade 14
11 Monday
30 January 1797
12 Tuesday
31 January 1797
13 Wednesday
1 February 1797
14 Thursday
2 February 1797
15 Friday
3 February 1797
16 Saturday
4 February 1797
17 Sunday
5 February 1797
18 Monday
6 February 1797
19 Tuesday
7 February 1797
20 Wednesday
8 February 1797
décade 15
21 Thursday
9 February 1797
22 Friday
10 February 1797
23 Saturday
11 February 1797
24 Sunday
12 February 1797
25 Monday
13 February 1797
26 Tuesday
14 February 1797
27 Wednesday
15 February 1797
28 Thursday
16 February 1797
29 Friday
17 February 1797
30 Saturday
18 February 1797
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
6 Pluviôse VI
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Saturday
20 January 1798
2 Sunday
21 January 1798
3 Monday
22 January 1798
4 Tuesday
23 January 1798
5 Wednesday
24 January 1798
6 Thursday
25 January 1798
7 Friday
26 January 1798
8 Saturday
27 January 1798
9 Sunday
28 January 1798
10 Monday
29 January 1798
décade 14
11 Tuesday
30 January 1798
12 Wednesday
31 January 1798
13 Thursday
1 February 1798
14 Friday
2 February 1798
15 Saturday
3 February 1798
16 Sunday
4 February 1798
17 Monday
5 February 1798
18 Tuesday
6 February 1798
19 Wednesday
7 February 1798
20 Thursday
8 February 1798
décade 15
21 Friday
9 February 1798
22 Saturday
10 February 1798
23 Sunday
11 February 1798
24 Monday
12 February 1798
25 Tuesday
13 February 1798
26 Wednesday
14 February 1798
27 Thursday
15 February 1798
28 Friday
16 February 1798
29 Saturday
17 February 1798
30 Sunday
18 February 1798
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
7 Pluviôse VII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Sunday
20 January 1799
2 Monday
21 January 1799
3 Tuesday
22 January 1799
4 Wednesday
23 January 1799
5 Thursday
24 January 1799
6 Friday
25 January 1799
7 Saturday
26 January 1799
8 Sunday
27 January 1799
9 Monday
28 January 1799
10 Tuesday
29 January 1799
décade 14
11 Wednesday
30 January 1799
12 Thursday
31 January 1799
13 Friday
1 February 1799
14 Saturday
2 February 1799
15 Sunday
3 February 1799
16 Monday
4 February 1799
17 Tuesday
5 February 1799
18 Wednesday
6 February 1799
19 Thursday
7 February 1799
20 Friday
8 February 1799
décade 15
21 Saturday
9 February 1799
22 Sunday
10 February 1799
23 Monday
11 February 1799
24 Tuesday
12 February 1799
25 Wednesday
13 February 1799
26 Thursday
14 February 1799
27 Friday
15 February 1799
28 Saturday
16 February 1799
29 Sunday
17 February 1799
30 Monday
18 February 1799
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
8 Pluviôse VIII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Tuesday
21 January 1800
2 Wednesday
22 January 1800
3 Thursday
23 January 1800
4 Friday
24 January 1800
5 Saturday
25 January 1800
6 Sunday
26 January 1800
7 Monday
27 January 1800
8 Tuesday
28 January 1800
9 Wednesday
29 January 1800
10 Thursday
30 January 1800
décade 14
11 Friday
31 January 1800
12 Saturday
1 February 1800
13 Sunday
2 February 1800
14 Monday
3 February 1800
15 Tuesday
4 February 1800
16 Wednesday
5 February 1800
17 Thursday
6 February 1800
18 Friday
7 February 1800
19 Saturday
8 February 1800
20 Sunday
9 February 1800
décade 15
21 Monday
10 February 1800
22 Tuesday
11 February 1800
23 Wednesday
12 February 1800
24 Thursday
13 February 1800
25 Friday
14 February 1800
26 Saturday
15 February 1800
27 Sunday
16 February 1800
28 Monday
17 February 1800
29 Tuesday
18 February 1800
30 Wednesday
19 February 1800
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
9 Pluviôse IX
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Wednesday
21 January 1801
2 Thursday
22 January 1801
3 Friday
23 January 1801
4 Saturday
24 January 1801
5 Sunday
25 January 1801
6 Monday
26 January 1801
7 Tuesday
27 January 1801
8 Wednesday
28 January 1801
9 Thursday
29 January 1801
10 Friday
30 January 1801
décade 14
11 Saturday
31 January 1801
12 Sunday
1 February 1801
13 Monday
2 February 1801
14 Tuesday
3 February 1801
15 Wednesday
4 February 1801
16 Thursday
5 February 1801
17 Friday
6 February 1801
18 Saturday
7 February 1801
19 Sunday
8 February 1801
20 Monday
9 February 1801
décade 15
21 Tuesday
10 February 1801
22 Wednesday
11 February 1801
23 Thursday
12 February 1801
24 Friday
13 February 1801
25 Saturday
14 February 1801
26 Sunday
15 February 1801
27 Monday
16 February 1801
28 Tuesday
17 February 1801
29 Wednesday
18 February 1801
30 Thursday
19 February 1801
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
10 Pluviôse X
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Thursday
21 January 1802
2 Friday
22 January 1802
3 Saturday
23 January 1802
4 Sunday
24 January 1802
5 Monday
25 January 1802
6 Tuesday
26 January 1802
7 Wednesday
27 January 1802
8 Thursday
28 January 1802
9 Friday
29 January 1802
10 Saturday
30 January 1802
décade 14
11 Sunday
31 January 1802
12 Monday
1 February 1802
13 Tuesday
2 February 1802
14 Wednesday
3 February 1802
15 Thursday
4 February 1802
16 Friday
5 February 1802
17 Saturday
6 February 1802
18 Sunday
7 February 1802
19 Monday
8 February 1802
20 Tuesday
9 February 1802
décade 15
21 Wednesday
10 February 1802
22 Thursday
11 February 1802
23 Friday
12 February 1802
24 Saturday
13 February 1802
25 Sunday
14 February 1802
26 Monday
15 February 1802
27 Tuesday
16 February 1802
28 Wednesday
17 February 1802
29 Thursday
18 February 1802
30 Friday
19 February 1802
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
11 Pluviôse XI
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Friday
21 January 1803
2 Saturday
22 January 1803
3 Sunday
23 January 1803
4 Monday
24 January 1803
5 Tuesday
25 January 1803
6 Wednesday
26 January 1803
7 Thursday
27 January 1803
8 Friday
28 January 1803
9 Saturday
29 January 1803
10 Sunday
30 January 1803
décade 14
11 Monday
31 January 1803
12 Tuesday
1 February 1803
13 Wednesday
2 February 1803
14 Thursday
3 February 1803
15 Friday
4 February 1803
16 Saturday
5 February 1803
17 Sunday
6 February 1803
18 Monday
7 February 1803
19 Tuesday
8 February 1803
20 Wednesday
9 February 1803
décade 15
21 Thursday
10 February 1803
22 Friday
11 February 1803
23 Saturday
12 February 1803
24 Sunday
13 February 1803
25 Monday
14 February 1803
26 Tuesday
15 February 1803
27 Wednesday
16 February 1803
28 Thursday
17 February 1803
29 Friday
18 February 1803
30 Saturday
19 February 1803
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
12 Pluviôse XII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Sunday
22 January 1804
2 Monday
23 January 1804
3 Tuesday
24 January 1804
4 Wednesday
25 January 1804
5 Thursday
26 January 1804
6 Friday
27 January 1804
7 Saturday
28 January 1804
8 Sunday
29 January 1804
9 Monday
30 January 1804
10 Tuesday
31 January 1804
décade 14
11 Wednesday
1 February 1804
12 Thursday
2 February 1804
13 Friday
3 February 1804
14 Saturday
4 February 1804
15 Sunday
5 February 1804
16 Monday
6 February 1804
17 Tuesday
7 February 1804
18 Wednesday
8 February 1804
19 Thursday
9 February 1804
20 Friday
10 February 1804
décade 15
21 Saturday
11 February 1804
22 Sunday
12 February 1804
23 Monday
13 February 1804
24 Tuesday
14 February 1804
25 Wednesday
15 February 1804
26 Thursday
16 February 1804
27 Friday
17 February 1804
28 Saturday
18 February 1804
29 Sunday
19 February 1804
30 Monday
20 February 1804
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
13 Pluviôse XIII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Monday
21 January 1805
2 Tuesday
22 January 1805
3 Wednesday
23 January 1805
4 Thursday
24 January 1805
5 Friday
25 January 1805
6 Saturday
26 January 1805
7 Sunday
27 January 1805
8 Monday
28 January 1805
9 Tuesday
29 January 1805
10 Wednesday
30 January 1805
décade 14
11 Thursday
31 January 1805
12 Friday
1 February 1805
13 Saturday
2 February 1805
14 Sunday
3 February 1805
15 Monday
4 February 1805
16 Tuesday
5 February 1805
17 Wednesday
6 February 1805
18 Thursday
7 February 1805
19 Friday
8 February 1805
20 Saturday
9 February 1805
décade 15
21 Sunday
10 February 1805
22 Monday
11 February 1805
23 Tuesday
12 February 1805
24 Wednesday
13 February 1805
25 Thursday
14 February 1805
26 Friday
15 February 1805
27 Saturday
16 February 1805
28 Sunday
17 February 1805
29 Monday
18 February 1805
30 Tuesday
19 February 1805
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich
14 Pluviôse XIV
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 13
1 Tuesday
21 January 1806
2 Wednesday
22 January 1806
3 Thursday
23 January 1806
4 Friday
24 January 1806
5 Saturday
25 January 1806
6 Sunday
26 January 1806
7 Monday
27 January 1806
8 Tuesday
28 January 1806
9 Wednesday
29 January 1806
10 Thursday
30 January 1806
décade 14
11 Friday
31 January 1806
12 Saturday
1 February 1806
13 Sunday
2 February 1806
14 Monday
3 February 1806
15 Tuesday
4 February 1806
16 Wednesday
5 February 1806
17 Thursday
6 February 1806
18 Friday
7 February 1806
19 Saturday
8 February 1806
20 Sunday
9 February 1806
décade 15
21 Monday
10 February 1806
22 Tuesday
11 February 1806
23 Wednesday
12 February 1806
24 Thursday
13 February 1806
25 Friday
14 February 1806
26 Saturday
15 February 1806
27 Sunday
16 February 1806
28 Monday
17 February 1806
29 Tuesday
18 February 1806
30 Wednesday
19 February 1806
10 h
Paris
9:57:21
Pluviôse
22:58:23
24 h
Greenwich

Day name tableEdit

Like all FRC months Pluviôse lasted 30 days and was divided into three 10-day weeks called décades (decades). Each day had the name of an agricultural plant, except the 5th (Quintidi) and 10th day (Decadi) of every decade, which had the name of a domestic animal (Quintidi) or an agricultural tool (Decadi).

  1re Décade 2e Décade 3e Décade
Primidi 1. Lauréole (Spurge Laurel) 11. Ellébore (Hellebore) 21. Thlaspi (Pennycress)
Duodi 2. Mousse (Moss) 12. Broccoli (Broccoli) 22. Thimelé (Rose Daphne)
Tridi 3. Fragon (Butcher's Broom) 13. Laurier (Laurel) 23. Chiendent (Couchgrass)
Quartidi 4. Perce Neige (Snowdrop) 14. Avelinier (Cobnut) 24. Traînasse (Knotweed)
Quintidi 5. Taureau (Bull) 15. Vache (Cow) 25. Lièvre (Hare)
Sextidi 6. Laurier Thym (Bay Thyme) 16. Buis (Boxwood) 26. Guèdre (Dyer's Woad)
Septidi 7. Amadouvier (Tinder Fungus) 17. Lichen (Iceland Moss) 27. Noisetier (Hazelnut)
Octidi 8. Mézéréon (February Daphne) 18. If (Yew) 28. Cyclamen (Sowbread)
Nonidi 9. Peuplier (Poplar) 19. Pulmonaire (Lungwort) 29. Chélidoine (Celandine)
Decadi 10. Coignée (Hatchet) 20. Serpette (Pruning Knife) 30. Traineau (Sleigh)

Conversion tableEdit

Table for conversion between Republican and Gregorian Calendar
for the month "Pluviôse"
I. II. III. V. VI. VII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
January 1793 1794 1795 1797 1798 1799 February
IV. VIII. IX. X. XI. XIII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
January 1796 1800 1801 1802 1803 1805 February
XII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
January 1804 February

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