Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Weights and Measurements:

The Long Measure of Various Countries as Compared to the English Foot

The following table shows the standard long measure used in various countries in percentage of the English foot. For example the Antwerp Foot equals .946 English Foot.

Note: The figures in the parenthesis are alternate figures when the two sources did not agree.

Location
% of English Foot
Almeria and Gibralta: Vara
2.760
Amsterdam

.942

Amsterdam: Ell
2.268
Antwerp
.946
Antwerp: Ell
2.283
Bavaria
.954
Bologne
1.204
Bononia
1.204
Bremen
.964
Cologne
.954
Copenhagen
.965
Danzig
.944
Egyptian: Derah or Cubit
1.824
France: Paris Royal Foot
1.068
Franfurt on the Main
.948
Genoa: Palm
.615
Greek
1.00729
Holland: Dort
1.184
Lisbon
1.005
Leyden: Ell
2.260
Lovaine
.958
Mantua
1.585 (1.569)
Mechlin
.919
Middleburg
.991
Naples: Canna
6.880
Naples: Foot
.861
Nuremburg
1.006
Ottoman Empire: Large Pique
2.200
Ottoman Empire: Small Pique
2.131
Persia: Arish
3.197
Prague
1.026
Rhinland: Foot of Snallius
1.033
Riga
1.831
Roman Foot on the Monument of Cossutius
.967
Roman Foot from the Congius of Vespasian
.986
Sienna: Braccio
1.242
Spain
1.001
Stockholm
.9635
Strasbourg
.920
Toledo
.889 (.899)
Turin
1.062
Venice
1.162 (1.153)
Vienna
1.053
 
Sources:

The Little Bombardier and Pocket Gunner London: T Egerton; 1801. Page 144

Tousard, Louis de. American Artillerist's Companion or Elements of Artillery Vol. 1 New York: Greenwood Press; 1969. Pages 120 - 121


Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2003

 

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