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").

Read more about Century:  Start and End in The Gregorian Calendar, Dating Units in Other Calendar Systems, Centuries in Astronomical Year Numbering, Alternative Naming Systems

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    When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
    Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C.)