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March, third month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. Originally, March was the first month of the Roman calendar.

The illustration for March from Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, manuscript illuminated by the Limburg Brothers, c. 1416; in the Musée Condé, Chantilly, Fr.Giraudon/Art Resource, New York Britannica Demystified What Is the “Ides” of March? And should you really beware?
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