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Introduction to Century (100)

A century is a 100-year era. centuries are counted sequentially. The term century is derived from the Latin word centum, which means "one hundred."  Century is abbreviated as “c”.

A centenary is a one-hundredth anniversary, or celebration of one’s 100 years, usually of an occurrence that occurred one hundred years ago.

Starting and End of the Century:

While a century may refer to any 100-year era, there are two schools of thought on the existence of traditional centuries. One is founded on rigid construction, while the other is founded on common understanding.

The first century AD, according to strict construction, started with 1 AD and ended with 100 AD, with the same trend going onward. The n-th century begins with the year that ends in "01" and ends with the year that ends in "00" in this model. As a result, a century can only have one year, the centennial year, which begins with the number of the century. For example, In 19 century 1900 is the last year.

Years are grouped in centuries based on their shared digits, according to traditional belief and practice. The 'n' -th century, according to this model, begins with the year ending in "00" and ends with the year ending in "99." The twentieth century, for example, will be described as the period from 1900 to 1999, inclusive. In the century of 100 years, there was also the occurrence of the leap year. The difference between a year and a leap year is only 1 day. In Leap year, there are 366 days and in a normal year, there are 365 days. And leap years always occur after every 4 years. And this difference of 1 day makes the difference in the number of days in the century. 

The 1st century is 1 year from 100 years.

The 2nd century is 101 years from 200 years ago.


And goes on 

21st Century

Currently, We are living in the 21st century. And the 21st century is from 2001 to 2100.

We are living in 2021.

We are living in the 21st century, we have crossed 20 centuries each of 100 years. In the 21st century, there are 36503 days and the number of days in the year is due to the calendar perspective.

Start of the Century:

The start of the century is referred to as the initial periods of the century. As the name suggests, start is known as the initial period. Therefore the start of 21 century is referred to as the year 2001 with which the 21st century started and the 20th century marked its end. Therefore with the start of the new century marked as the end of the previous century.

A Quarter of the Century: 

The quarter is referred to as “25”. Therefore, a quarter of a century is referred to as the 25 years era. As the century is of 100 years. 25 years of 100 years are referred to as the century of that era.

End of the Century: 

The end of the century is referred to as the completion of its 100 years. The end of the 21st century is referred to as the completion of the year 2100. After the completion of 2100, the 22nd century gets started.

Century Fox:

News Corporation's legal successor, 21st Century Fox, specialized in the film and television industries. Before The Walt Disney Company bought it in 2019, it was the fourth-largest media conglomerate in the United States. Murdoch's print interest and other media properties in Australia are held by the other group, which is now known as News Corporation (both owned by him and his family via a family trust with 39 percent interest in each).  21st Century Fox shareholders decided to sell the bulk of the company's properties to Disney for $71.3 billion on July 27, 2018. The sale included 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, and National Geographic Partners, among other entertainment properties held by 21CF. The rest, mainly the Fox and My Network TV networks, as well as Fox's national broadcasting, television stations, news, and sports operations, were spun off into a new corporation, Fox Broadcasting.

Last updated date: 27th Sep 2023
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FAQs on Century

1. We are in Which Century? Does it Come Under the 21st Century?

Ans: Yes 2021, comes under the 21st century. As the century is of 100 years. The year 2021 is the twenty-first year of the twenty-first century. So the 21st century started from 2001 to 2100. So basically all the years come under 2001 to 2100 all considered 21 st century. The 21st century started in the year 2001 and ends in the year 2100. All the individuals living in 2001 and 2100 which is 100 years are part of the 21st century.  The non-leap year started on a Friday and will finish on the same day. The calendar for 2021 is identical to that of 2010, and it will be repeated in 2027 and 2100, the final year of the twenty-first century.

2. What Do AD and BC Stand For?

Ans: In the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the expressions anno Domini (AD) and before Christ (BC) are used to mark or number years. In today's world, the Gregorian calendar is the most commonly used. The year 1 BC is followed by the year 1 AD in this scheme. After Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne introduced the B.C./A.D. method for dating acts of government in Europe in the ninth century, it gained prominence. By the 15th century, the B.C./A.D. The method had been introduced in Western Europe.