Rev After 1855. Conversion Chart

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Metric

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.
rev after 1855 to kilometer (km)
rev after 1855 to meter (m)
rev after 1855 to centimeter (cm)
rev after 1855 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.
rev after 1855 to mile (mi)
rev after 1855 to yard (yd)
rev after 1855 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.
rev after 1855 to iteru (river measure)
rev after 1855 to knet (rod of cord)
rev after 1855 to nbiw (pole)
rev after 1855 to meh niswt (royal cubit)
rev after 1855 to meh nedjes (short cubit)
rev after 1855 to remen
rev after 1855 to djeser, bu
rev after 1855 to pedj-aa (large span)
rev after 1855 to pedj-sheser (small span)
rev after 1855 to amem (fist)
rev after 1855 to deret (hand)
rev after 1855 to shesep (palm)
rev after 1855 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.
rev after 1855 to schoinos (σχοινός)
rev after 1855 to parasanges (παρασάγγες, league)
rev after 1855 to dolichos (δόλιχος)
rev after 1855 to milion (μίλιον)
rev after 1855 to hippikon (ἱππικόν)
rev after 1855 to diaulos (δίαυλος)
rev after 1855 to στάδιον, stadion
rev after 1855 to stadium olympic
rev after 1855 to stadium attic
rev after 1855 to stadium ptolemey
rev after 1855 to plethron (πλέθρον)
rev after 1855 to hamma (ἅμμα)
rev after 1855 to dekapous (δεκάπους)
rev after 1855 to akaina (ἄκαινα)
rev after 1855 to kalamos (κάλαμος)
rev after 1855 to orgyia (ὄργυια, fathom)
rev after 1855 to diploun bēma (διπλοῦν βῆμα, double pace)
rev after 1855 to haploun bēma (ἁπλοῦν βῆμα, single pace)
rev after 1855 to pēchys (πῆχυς, elbow)
rev after 1855 to pygōn (πυγών)
rev after 1855 to pygmē (πυγμή, forearm)
rev after 1855 to pous (πούς, foot)
rev after 1855 to spithamē (σπιθαμή, span of all fingers)
rev after 1855 to orthodōron (ὀρθόδωρον, wrist to the tip of meddle finger)
rev after 1855 to lichas (λιχάς)
rev after 1855 to hemipodion (ἡμιπόδιον)
rev after 1855 to dichas (διχάς, midfoot)
rev after 1855 to dōron (δῶρον)
rev after 1855 to palaiste (παλαιστή, palm)
rev after 1855 to kondylos (κόνδυλος, two fingers)
rev after 1855 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.
rev after 1855 to schœnus (rush rope)
rev after 1855 to leuga (league)
rev after 1855 to mille passus (mile)
rev after 1855 to stadium (stade, furlong)
rev after 1855 to actus
rev after 1855 to decempeda
rev after 1855 to pertica (perch)
rev after 1855 to passus (pace)
rev after 1855 to pes sestertius
rev after 1855 to gradus (step)
rev after 1855 to cubitus (cubit)
rev after 1855 to palmipes
rev after 1855 to pes (foot)
rev after 1855 to palmus major (palm length)
rev after 1855 to palmus (palm width)
rev after 1855 to uncia (inch)
rev after 1855 to pollex (thumb)
rev after 1855 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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Biblical

rev after 1855 to cubit
rev after 1855 to span
rev after 1855 to handbreadth
rev after 1855 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.
rev after 1855 to legua de por grado (league of the degree)
rev after 1855 to legua marina (nautical)
rev after 1855 to legua
rev after 1855 to milla marina (nautical)
rev after 1855 to milla
rev after 1855 to cuerda of Valencia
rev after 1855 to cuerda
rev after 1855 to estadal
rev after 1855 to braza
rev after 1855 to paso
rev after 1855 to vara
rev after 1855 to codo de ribera
rev after 1855 to codo
rev after 1855 to pie
rev after 1855 to palmo
rev after 1855 to coto
rev after 1855 to pulgada
rev after 1855 to linea
rev after 1855 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.
rev after 1855 to braça
rev after 1855 to toesa
rev after 1855 to passo geométrico
rev after 1855 to vara
rev after 1855 to côvado
rev after 1855 to pé
rev after 1855 to palmo de craveira
rev after 1855 to polegada
rev after 1855 to linha
rev after 1855 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
rev after 1855 to lieue commune
rev after 1855 to lieue marine
rev after 1855 to lieue de post
rev after 1855 to lieue metrique
rev after 1855 to arpent
rev after 1855 to perche
rev after 1855 to toise
rev after 1855 to pied [foot]
rev after 1855 to pouce [inch]
rev after 1855 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 German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
rev after 1855 to meile
rev after 1855 to ruthe
rev after 1855 to elle
rev after 1855 to fuss
rev after 1855 to zoll
rev after 1855 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.
rev after 1855 to meile
rev after 1855 to ruthe
rev after 1855 to klafner
rev after 1855 to fuss
rev after 1855 to zoll
rev after 1855 to linie
rev after 1855 to punkt
Units: meile  / ruthe  / klafner  / fuss  / 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.
rev after 1855 to nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)
rev after 1855 to mil (mile)
rev after 1855 to fjärdingsväg
rev after 1855 to rev before 1855
rev after 1855 to stång
rev after 1855 to famn (fanthom)
rev after 1855 to aln (forealrm)
rev after 1855 to fot (foot)
rev after 1855 to kvarter
rev after 1855 to tvärhand (hand)
rev after 1855 to tum (thumb or inch) before 1855
rev after 1855 to tum (thumb or inch) after 1855
rev after 1855 to linje (line) before 1855
rev after 1855 to linje (line) after 1855
Units: nymil (new mile, used since 1889 till now)  / mil (mile)  / fjärdingsväg  / rev before 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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