Number 7

Roman numbers are the oldest form of numerals used. Seven has a great significance in Roman numerals; do you know Roman numerals as used today, are based on seven symbols:

I – 1, V – 5, X – 10, L – 50, C – 100, D – 500, M – 1000 but i really wonder how they survived without a zero.


Posted for Sunday Stills challenge # 7

Traditionally roman numerals were used to indicate the order of family offspring of the same name For example, II was used instead of Jr.

In England, kings used this system of naming their kings that carried the same surname. The Romans in their time conquered many different countries and England was one of such countries. After conquering England, Romans settled there, where the English and other people would adapt the number system used by Romans. This is why for example kings of England like King Henry the 1st written as King I (pronounced: as King Henry the first) or king Henry the 8th written as Henry VIII used these roman numerals in their name.



14 thoughts on “Number 7

  1. Good web site! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a nice day

  2. It’s a wonderful photo of itself and certainly perfect for the challenge. When I was a child we had a mantel clock that used IIII for 4. Back then we actually had to learn Roman Numerals in primary school and I remember getting marked down for putting IIII as the answer on a test when it was supposed to be IV.

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