annus mirabilis

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From Latin annus (year) + mirabilis (miraculous).
From the title of a poem by John Dryden that commemorates the 'year' June 1665-September 1666, during which occurred several momentous events, beginning with a decisive English victory at the Battle of Lowestoft and ending with the Great Fire of London.


annus mirabilis (plural anni mirabiles)

  1. Any given year that undergoes a multitude of significant and fateful events, be they disasters or successes.

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