Fuss. Conversion Chart

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We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of metric units is available on the main length conversion page.
fuss to kilometer (km)
fuss to meter (m)
fuss to centimeter (cm)
fuss to millimeter (mm)
Units: kilometer (km)  / meter (m)  / centimeter (cm)  / millimeter (mm)
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The American System of Measures (US Customary Units)

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of U.S. units is available on the main length conversion page.
fuss to mile (mi)
fuss to yard (yd)
fuss to inch (in)
Units: mile (mi)  / yard (yd)  / foot (ft)  / inch (in)
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Ancient Egypt

It might be hard to imagine, but these units dates back to 3100 BC. Egyptian people used them 5000 years ago. These units are distant ancestors of US customary units used today.
fuss to iteru (river measure)
fuss to knet (rod of cord)
fuss to nbiw (pole)
fuss to meh niswt (royal cubit)
fuss to meh nedjes (short cubit)
fuss to remen
fuss to djeser, bu
fuss to pedj-aa (large span)
fuss to pedj-sheser (small span)
fuss to amem (fist)
fuss to deret (hand)
fuss to shesep (palm)
fuss to djeba (finger)
Units: iteru (river measure)  / knet (rod of cord)  / nbiw (pole)  / meh niswt (royal cubit)  / meh nedjes (short cubit)  / remen  / djeser, bu  / pedj-aa (large span)  / pedj-sheser (small span)  / amem (fist)  / deret (hand)  / shesep (palm)  / djeba (finger)
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Ancient Greek

The values of Greek units varied according to location and epoch. Relative proportions though were generally the same. Greek measures were in general derived from measurement system of Ancient Egypt.
fuss to schoinos (σχοινός)
fuss to parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)
fuss to dolichos (δόλιχος)
fuss to milion (μίλιον)
fuss to hippikon (ἱππικόν)
fuss to diaulos (δίαυλος)
fuss to στάδιον, stadion
fuss to stadium olympic
fuss to stadium attic
fuss to stadium ptolemey
fuss to plethron (πλέθρον)
fuss to hamma (ἅμμα)
fuss to dekapous (δεκάπους)
fuss to akaina (ἄκαινα)
fuss to kalamos (κάλαμος)
fuss to orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)
fuss to diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)
fuss to haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)
fuss to pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)
fuss to pygōn (πυγών)
fuss to pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)
fuss to pous (πούς, foot)
fuss to spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)
fuss to orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)
fuss to lichas (λιχάς)
fuss to hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)
fuss to dichas (διχάς, midfoot)
fuss to dōron (δῶρον)
fuss to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
fuss to kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)
fuss to daktylos (δάκτυλος, finger)
Units: schoinos (σχοινός)  / parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)  / dolichos (δόλιχος)  / milion (μίλιον)  / hippikon (ἱππικόν)  / diaulos (δίαυλος)  / στάδιον, stadion  / stadium olympic  / stadium attic  / stadium ptolemey  / plethron (πλέθρον)  / hamma (ἅμμα)  / dekapous (δεκάπους)  / akaina (ἄκαινα)  / kalamos (κάλαμος)  / orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)  / diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)  / haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)  / pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)  / pygōn (πυγών)  / pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)  / pous (πούς, foot)  / spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)  / orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)  / lichas (λιχάς)  / hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)  / dichas (διχάς, midfoot)  / dōron (δῶρον)  / palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)  / kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)  / daktylos (δάκτυλος, finger)
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Ancient Roman

Roman length units were very well defined. The value of the base unit pes (foot) was discovered by John Greaves in 1639 after he made a lot of measurements in the ruins of Rome. Since then we know that the value of one pes was between 0.967 and 0.986 English feet. An accepted modern value is 296 mm. For most Roman units below we give an English equivalent in parentheses.
fuss to schœnus (rush rope)
fuss to leuga (league)
fuss to mille passus (mile)
fuss to stadium (stade, furlong)
fuss to actus
fuss to decempeda
fuss to pertica (perch)
fuss to passus (pace)
fuss to pes sestertius
fuss to gradus (step)
fuss to cubitus (cubit)
fuss to palmipes
fuss to pes (foot)
fuss to palmus major (palm length)
fuss to palmus (palm width)
fuss to uncia (inch)
fuss to pollex (thumb)
fuss to digitus (finger)
Units: schœnus (rush rope)  / leuga (league)  / mille passus (mile)  / stadium (stade, furlong)  / actus  / decempeda  / pertica (perch)  / passus (pace)  / pes sestertius  / gradus (step)  / cubitus (cubit)  / palmipes  / pes (foot)  / palmus major (palm length)  / palmus (palm width)  / uncia (inch)  / pollex (thumb)  / digitus (finger)
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fuss to cubit
fuss to span
fuss to handbreadth
fuss to etzbah
Units: cubit  / span  / handbreadth  / etzbah
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Old Spanish

In various provinces of Spain diferent variations of units were used. The conversions below use Castilian system. Although most of these units are now obsolete, some can still be used today in the countries of Latin America.
fuss to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
fuss to legua marina (nautical)
fuss to legua
fuss to milla marina (nautical)
fuss to milla
fuss to cuerda of Valencia
fuss to cuerda
fuss to estadal
fuss to braza
fuss to paso
fuss to vara
fuss to codo de ribera
fuss to codo
fuss to pie
fuss to palmo
fuss to coto
fuss to pulgada
fuss to linea
fuss to punto
Units: legua de por grado (league of the degree)  / legua marina (nautical)  / legua  / milla marina (nautical)  / milla  / cuerda of Valencia  / cuerda  / estadal  / braza  / paso  / vara  / codo de ribera  / codo  / pie  / palmo  / coto  / pulgada  / linea  / punto
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Old Portuguese

These units were used in Portugal, Brazil and other countries of the Portuguese Empire until the adoption of the metric system in 19th century.
fuss to braça
fuss to toesa
fuss to passo geométrico
fuss to vara
fuss to côvado
fuss to pé
fuss to palmo de craveira
fuss to polegada
fuss to linha
fuss to ponto
Units: braça  / toesa  / passo geométrico  / vara  / côvado  /  / palmo de craveira  / polegada  / linha  / ponto
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Old French

There were many local variations; the following are Quebec and Paris definitions
fuss to lieue commune
fuss to lieue marine
fuss to lieue de post
fuss to lieue metrique
fuss to arpent
fuss to perche
fuss to toise
fuss to pied [foot]
fuss to pouce [inch]
fuss to ligne
Units: lieue commune  / lieue marine  / lieue de post  / lieue metrique  / arpent  / perche  / toise  / pied [foot]  / pouce [inch]  / ligne
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Old Russian

fuss to mile
fuss to verst
fuss to mezhevaya verst
fuss to kosaya sazhen
fuss to sazhen
fuss to makhovaya sazhen
fuss to arshin
fuss to ell
fuss to foot
fuss to pyad
fuss to vershok
fuss to inch
fuss to line
Units: mile  / verst  / mezhevaya verst  / kosaya sazhen  / sazhen  / makhovaya sazhen  / arshin  / ell  / foot  / pyad  / vershok  / inch  / line
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
fuss to meile
fuss to ruthe
fuss to elle
fuss to fuss
fuss to zoll
fuss to linie
Units: meile  / ruthe  / elle  / fuss  / zoll  / linie
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Old Austrian

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1871.
fuss to meile
fuss to ruthe
fuss to klafner
fuss to zoll
fuss to linie
fuss to punkt
Units: meile  / ruthe  / klafner  /  / zoll  / linie  / punkt
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Old Swedish

Common measurement system was introduced in Sweden by law in 1665. Since then the system was slightly altered twice: in 1735 and 1855. Sweden switched to metric system in 1889.
fuss to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
fuss to mil (mile)
fuss to fjärdingsväg
fuss to rev before 1855
fuss to rev after 1855
fuss to stång
fuss to famn (fanthom)
fuss to aln (forealrm)
fuss to fot (foot)
fuss to kvarter
fuss to tvärhand (hand)
fuss to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
fuss to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
fuss to linje (line) before 1855
fuss to linje (line) after 1855
Units: nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)  / mil (mile)  / fjärdingsväg  / rev before 1855  / rev after 1855  / stång  / famn (fanthom)  / aln (forealrm)  / fot (foot)  / kvarter  / tvärhand (hand)  / tum (thumb or inch) before 1855  / tum (thumb or inch) after 1855  / linje (line) before 1855  / linje (line) after 1855

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