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  • (noun): 100 years.
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Century

A century (from the Latin centum, meaning one hundred; abbreviated c.) is one hundred consecutive years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages (e.g. "the 7th century AD/CE").

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12th Century
... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century is the period from 1101 to 1200 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Common Era ... The Khmer Empire of Cambodia flourished during this century, while the Fatimids of Egypt were overtaken by the Ayyubid dynasty ...
Occultism
... From the 15th to 17th century, these ideas that are alternatively described as Western esotericism, which had a revival from about 1770 onwards, due to a renewed desire for mystery, an interest in the ... By the eighteenth century these unorthodox religious and philosophical concerns were well defined as 'occult', inasmuch as they lay on the outermost fringe of accepted ...
Origins of Medieval Knighthood
... portions of the armies of Germanic peoples who occupied Europe from the 3rd century CE, had always been mounted, and some armies, such as those of the ... As the 8th century progressed into the Carolingian Age, the Franks were generally on the attack, and larger numbers of warriors took to their horses to ride with the Emperor in his wide-ranging ... in some nations the knight returned to foot combat in the 14th century, the association of the knight with mounted combat with a spear, and later a lance ...
Bitola - History - Arrival of The Slavs
... In the 10th century, Bitola was under the rule of tsar Samuil ... John Skylitzes's 11th century chronicle mentions that Emperor Basil II burned Gavril's castles in Bitola, when passing through and ravaging Pelagonia ... After the Bulgarian state was restored in late 11th century, Bitola was incorporated under the rule of tsar Kaloyan of Bulgaria ...
Bitola - Main Sights - The Covered Bazaar
... It was built in the 15th century by the Rumelian Beglerbey, the Grand Vizier and the famous donor Kara Daut Pasha Uzuncarsili ... The Bezisten, from the 15th until the 19th century, was rebuilt and many stores, often changing over time, were located there ... In the Bezisten in the 19th century there were a total of 84 stores ...

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    We thought we were made for each other. For almost a quarter of a century she has borne with my infirmities, and I have rejoiced in her graces.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)