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Anno Domini

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Anno Domini (Latin for "In the year of our Lord") is abbreviated as "AD" and used to mark dates taking place after the birth of Christ. It is sometimes mistaken for "After death" of Christ.

The correct form is to place AD before a year, not after. For example, "Rome fell in AD 476."

Periods may be used after the A and D (A.D.), but are not necessary and are uncommon today.

AD was assigned centuries after the birth of Christ and there was an error, as a result, his birth actually fell somewhere between 4 and 6 BC.

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