Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Weights and Measurements:

Various Countries' System of Measuring Distance in French Ells

Country
Paris Royal Foot
Paris Inch
Paris Lines
or Paris Ell
Arragon Vara
1 1/2
Bologna
1
11
3
8/15th
Chinese Cabrer
3/10th
Dutch Ell
1
11
4/7th
Flanders Ell
7/12th
Florence Braccio
2/5th
German Ell
7/12yh
Lucca Braccio
1/2th
Mantua Braccio
1
11
3
8/15th
Milan Braccio
4/9th
Modena Braccio
1
11
3
8/15
Naples Canna
1
15/17th
Ottoman Picq
3/5th
Piedmont Covodo
4/7th
Portugal Covodo
4/7th
Portugal Vara
106 varas = 100 ells
Russian Cubit
1
4
2
Russian Arcin
1 1/5
6
4
Sicily Canna
1
15/17th
Spanish Vara
17/24th
Venice Braccio
1
11
3
8/15th

 

Sources:

Tousard, Louis de. American Artillerist's Companion or Elements of Artillery Vol. 1 New York: Greenwood Press; 1969. Page 122

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2003

 

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