Saturday, October 18, 2008

How Do I Read and Write Roman Numerals?


This is the new home of my blog that helps people read and write Roman Numerals. Since March 2007 I've been helping people write Roman Numerals (on the Wordpress blog) for birthdays, anniversaries, children's birthdays and tattoos.

I have answered over 1000 questions about how to write Roman Numerals.

Please feel free to continue asking questions via the comments. I'll answer ASAP!

If you want to read through the 1000+ questions and answers click the following link:

1000+ Questions and Answers About Roman Numerals


Want to impress your friends and family? Learn how to read and write Roman Numerals. It’s easy!

First there are 7 distinct numerals from which to create all the other Roman numerals:

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V =5

X =10

L =50

C =100

D =500

M =1000

To create other numerals you will need to combine two or more of the seven. So, for example, number 2 is II, 3 is III, but 4 is IV. Why? because IIII (four of the same number together) becomes unmanageable. Four then is created by placing I in front of V and subtracting 1 from 5 which equals 4.

So far then we have numerals for our Arabic numbers 1-5. We continue simply adding I to V: VI = 6, VII = 7, VIII=8, but 9 is IX. For the same reason we didn’t use IIII for 4, nine is created by placing I in front of X and subtracting 1 from 10 to get 9 (IX).

Are we beginning to see a pattern here?

Numerals above X (10) are XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX is 20.

Then XXX = 30, XXXI = 31 and so on.

XL = 40, XLI = 41 etc.

LX = 60, LXX = 70, LXXX = 80, XC = 90

Let’s try to create a number in Roman numerals. How about 1944. Let’s start from the left:

1000 = M

900 = CM

40 = XL

4 = IV

Put together the numeral is MCMXLIV.

Most of the time Roman numerals are used to express year dates, especially the date for the making of a movie or a television program. Roman numerals are also used on formal documents and papers, analog clocks, and on building cornerstones.


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Feel free to ask any questions via the comments. And I will answer you ASAP.

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maryt/theteach said...

Anon, February 4, 2009 - II IV MMIX

joanne, not MCMIXV but MCMXCV (1995)
not MCMIX but MCMXCIX (1999)
Your third numeral is correct. Your fouth numeral is correct. :)

Jay Jeter:

May 24, 1991= V XXIV MCMXCI
May 16, 1968 =V XVI MCMLXVIII
September 24, 1968 = IX XXIV MCMLXVIII :)

ALivia, you are correct. No dashes, no dots. :)

Anon, Jul7 18: 13 feb 2005 = XIII II MMV. you can write it vertically or horizantally , but no dashes, no dots or periods, just spaces.

amanda, 18 06 1989=XVIII VI MCMLXXXIX :)

miggy, I'm not sure what your teacher is getting at... Could you explain a little better?

Anon, the date is correct. Leave one space between discreet numbers.

Anon, May 16, 1988 - May 1, 2009 = V XVI MCMLXXXVIII - V I MMIX :)

Anon, Jan 13, 2008 = I XIII MMVIII

Joanne Matchett said...

Mary, I can't thank you enough, my husband has wanted a tattoo with all the kids birth dates for soooooo long, so this will be a wee surprise for him now i have them correct and confirmed, many many many thanks again . Joanne

angschaf13 said...

How do I write:
November 3, 1997

Lara said...

HI! great page, thannks!
I am the oldest of SEVEN kids. We all want to get the roman numerals for our place in the family.

EX: I of VII, II of VII, etc...
to do that, would you make the "of" be a "/"? What would replace the word of in between the I and VII???

thank you! also, we are debatin gbtwn inner wrist or back of neck. or anywhere really. what do you think?

Anonymous said...

Hey! This is a really intersting concept! I am looking to get my bday in roman numerals for a tattoo also. How do you put July 2, 1987 (07/02/1987)

maryt/theteach said...

joanne, 27/08/1995 - XXVII VIII MCMXCV
02/04/1999 - II IV MCMXCIX
07/05/2001 - VII V MMI
09/01/2003 - IX I MMIII

joanne, I made these corrections some time back and maybe I just didn't publish the comment. I'm sorry! The numerals in bold are correct! :)

maryt/theteach said...

angschaf13, November 3, 1997 =XI III MCMXCVII

Lara, I think I would do I/VII II/VII ...
On the back of the neck, not too big. :)

Anon, July 2, 1987 = VII II MCMLXXXVII :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to write out September 15th, 1991. Is this correct? VIIII XV MCMXCI

maryt/theteach said...

Anon, you wrote: September 15th, 1991. Is this correct? VIIII XV MCMXCI

September is the 9th month and "9" is written = IX The rest is correct! :)

alba said...

I was just wondering if geographical co ordinates could be written in roman 43.78 degrees, -79.20

maryt/theteach said...

alba, the Romans wouldn't have know such co-ordinates and therefore wouldn't have written them...

Stephen Findley said...

Hi there

Can you translate :

16th May 2009 into roman numerals please, many thanks Ste


sandra said...


i would like august 20th 1985
& january 13th 1986 converted pls & thank you!

could you please send it to my email though?

thank you :)

Anonymous said...

how do write 27-09-1987 in roman numerals?

PAM_12 said...

How do write August 5, 2006?

Tracy said...

I want to make sure i get this correct. could you translate April 14, 2001? thank you

rrh said...

Is there halfs(1/2)in roman numerals?

maryt/theteach said...

Tracy, April 14, 2001 = IV XIV MMI :)

rrh, the Romans used the Latin word uncia for 1/2. So, I think, you could write 10 1/2 as Xuncia

maryt/theteach said...

rrh, maybe there ought to be a space between X and uncia... I'm not sure.

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous said...

how do write 27-09-1987 in roman numerals? XXVII IX MCMLXXXVII :)
August 19, 2009 8:55 AM
PAM_12 said...

How do write August 5, 2006? VIII V MMVI :)

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me how to write
April 2, 1988 (4/2/88)

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me how to write
April 2, 1988 (4/2/88)= IV II MCMLXXXVIII :)

August 24, 2009 7:44 AM

Natalia said...


I would like to know how to write:

May 23 2009


maryt/theteach said...

Natalia, May 23 2009 = V XXIII MMIX :)

bennys_mommy08 said...

Hey this is Tamara I was wonder how you would do these birth dates in roman numerals?





those are important dates to me and I want to have them written for me if you do not mind thank you

Anonymous said...

How do i write 1/10/1986 thanks for your help just want to make sure as im getting a tattoo dont want it being wrong

innerpriktum said...

Can you help with November 20 1982?

Anonymous said...

Hi... i wanted to get a tattoo of my birthday september 13 1992. if im not mistaken its XII IX MCMXCII

My question is, i know you aren't supposed to have periods in between the numbers but i thought it might look more appealing, is it wrong to put periods even if its for a tattoo?

ummmahogany said...

How do i write 1988 in roman numerals?
~Thanx a bunch,hun!

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous (Aug 28), September 13, 1992 = IX XIII MCMXCII or XIII IX MCMXCII depending on how the order of how you write dates month, day, year or day, month, year.
Also you ask about period between numerals. Don't use them even on tattoos put a space between the numerals. :)

ummmahogany, 1988 = MCMLXXXVIII :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary, My Fiance and I are getting married on Oct, 17, 2009. We would like Roman Numerals on our cake for the date. I believe using your teaching that the following would be correct?

Oct = X, 17 = XVII, 2009 = MMIX
so we write it all together as: X XVII MMIX

Is that correct? Is that how you would suggest we write it?
Thanks for your help.
just in case, My e-mail is

Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me what the roman numerals are for 7/18/2009 ?

Evelyn Saenz said...

What a wonderful resource you offer here on your blog. I never understood how to write dates including the month and day in roman numerals before.

I write webpages for teachers, parents and homeschoolers of young children.

I hope that you don't mind that I have linked your blog to

Anonymous said...

I asked you earlier what a roman numberal reading was.. you gave IX XI MMIX.. IT MEANS JAN 21, 2009... also i was wondering if you could give me April 14, 1976.. that is my brothers birthday. and i was wondering in your opinion, since my brother is no longer here with us and i am getting a tattoo.. would it be more appropraite to get his birthday tattooed or his death day? THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

I want to see if I have this right but I don't want to tell you what it is. VII XXV MCMLXXXVI Can you tell me what this stands for?

Anonymous said...

Hi! I was wondering how to write April 28, 1964 and March 26, 1955 :)

Anonymous said...

hello, im just woundering what the 3tr july 2003 is in roman numbers? id be very grateful if you could let me know.
many thanks

Anonymous said...

hello, i have no idea how to do this so if it sends twice im sorry! im just wanting to know what the 3rd of july 2003 is in roman numbers? be very grateful if you could let me know.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for this blog!


maryt/theteach said...

3 July 2003 = III VII MMIII :)

Anon (Sept 12), April 28, 1964 and March 26, 1955 = IV XXVIII MCMLXIV and III XXVI MCMLV :)

Anon (Sept 11), VII XXV MCMLXXXVI Can you tell me what this stands for? July 25, 1986 :)

Anon (Sept 8),
Jan 21, 2009 = I XXI MMIX
April 14, 1976 = IV XIV MCMLXXVI
The birth or death date is up to you... :)

Kara, 7/18/2009 = VII XVIII MMIX :)

I apologize to everyone for being so late in answering... I will not be that late again.

Anonymous said...

Hi I was just confirming that 06/10/1985 converted to roman numerals is VI-X-MCMLXXXV??? Im getting them tattooed on my wrist. Thanks!

maryt/theteach said...

Anon, Sept 27: You are correct but don't put dashes between the numerals just spaces. :)

b0sslaydee said...

hi i was wonderin if i got this right for these dates. its going to be a tatto so i dnt wana have a permanet mistake on me for the rest of my life. please & thank you.

10 19 2006

10 14 1991

11 18 1986

Patricia said...

How would the following dates be written in Roman numberals?
April 13, 2006
July 20,2009

Anonymous said...

hey! how do i write may 2, 1991 in roman numerals, thanks, really apprectiate it!

Anonymous said...

How do I write April 24, 2007 in roman numerals?

Anonymous said...

Is it improper to put dots or dashes? If they are put in does it make it a different number or something?

maryt/theteach said...

bosslady - ALL CORRECT! Very good! :)

maryt/theteach said...

Patricia, April 13, 2006 = IV XIII MMVI
July 20,2009 = VII XX MMIX :)

Anon, Oct 2: may 2, 1991 = V II MCMXCI :)

Anon, Oct 3: April 24, 2007 = IV XXIV MMVII :)

Anon, Oct 3: Tradition says don't use dots or dashes between numerals. But they don't make a different numeral if you put them in. :)

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

and also,
what can be put in between/at the end of the number?
dashes? dots?
thanks :)

Crave said...

I was wondering if you could help me figure out how to write a date in roman numerals? The date i need is October 18, 1997. i would really appreciate it if you can help me. I need to know by monday. sorry for the late notice but i would really appreciate your help.

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Just wondering how you would write May 20 2009. 05.20.2009??

Patricia said...

Thank you. I have two more:
September 22, 2009
October 3, 2009

Anonymous said...

i want to know how to write march 2 2003 march 7 2008 and march 24 2006 pleas help me. thank u

maryt/theteach said...

Anon, 10/4, 8/7/1986 = VIII VII MCMLXXXVI Don't put anything inbetween numerals or at the end. :)

Sarah, Oct 18, 1997 = X XVIII MCMXCVII :)

Anon, 10/12, 5/20/2009 = V XX MMIX :)

Patricia, 9/22/2009 = IX XXII MMIX
10/3/2009 = X III MMIX :)

Anon, 10/18 = march 2 2003 = III II MMIII; march 7 2008 = III VII MMVIII; march 24 2006 = III XXIV MMVI :)

Karen said...

Could you please tell me what date the letters M.DCC.XXL is? I'm pretty sure it is 1500's but I don't know all of it.
Thank you.

Craigo said...

How do I write 10 February 1977? Many thanks

Anonymous said...

hello could you tell me what 2001, 2000, 1999 and 1998 would be please

maryt/theteach said...

Karen, Could you please tell me what date the letters M.DCC.XXL is?
Karen, it is 1821 probably - the "L" at the end is probably a "I" :)

maryt/theteach said...

Craigo, 10 February 1977 = X II MCMLXXVII :)

Anon (Oct 26)2001 = MMI, 2000 = MM, 1999 = MCMXCIX, and 1998 = MCMXCVIII :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to get my wedding date tattooed on and I want the correct translation, please.
10/25/2008 - X XXV MMVIII
OR if I wanted 10/25/08 can I do -
X XXV VIII, would this be correct?
M. Frost

Joe said...

How does 29th of November, 1986 look in Roman Numeral? I have seen several Ways it is done but I am not 100% certain which one is correct. the best on I found is xxix NOV. MCMLXXXVI. is that Correct? also what what a shorter version look like if possible. Thank you for your input and help. Joe

Tadd said...

Hey, I wanted to have this checked over, would 12.20.1989 be XII.XX.MCMLXXXIX ? Thanks!

maryt/theteach said...

M. Frost, don't shorten 2008. 2008 is MMVIII. :)

maryt/theteach said...

Joe, 29th of November, 1986 CAN BE WRITTEN TWO WAYS.
In the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and the EU the first is the acceptable way to write a date. day,month,year.
In the United States the second is acceptable. Month, day, year.

maryt/theteach said...

Tadd, you ask: would 12.20.1989 be XII.XX.MCMLXXXIX ? It's correct but LOSE THE PERIODS/DOTS! :)

Tadd said...

Ok awesome, thank you!!!

matt said...

Hi could you tell me how to write 14th january 1981 if possible!
Thank you very much!

maryt/theteach said...

Matt, 14th january 1981 = XIV I MCMLXXXI :)

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are thinking about getting matching tattoos with our wedding date. Is this the correct way to write 11.1.2009 in roman numeral: XI I MMIV ?


maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous, Nov 9: 11.1.2009 = XI I MMIX :)

Anonymous said...

Can you convert 2-2-1985 and 12-2-1985 for me please!! Thanks in advance

J. said...

How do you write, May 12 2008, in roman numerals ? Thanks

Anonymous said...

I think I have this understood. So if I want to write 11/20/1921 It would be XI XX MCMXXI

abbeylee said...

Hi! this blog is great. Is X IX MMIX correct for October 14, 2009?

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous said:
Can you convert 2-2-1985 and 12-2-1985 for me please!! Thanks in advance (November 10, 2009 3:39 AM)
2/2/1985 = II II MCMLXXXV and 12/2/1985 = XII II MCMLXXXV :)

J. said...
How do you write, May 12 2008, in roman numerals ? Thanks (November 12, 2009 8:29 PM)
5/12/2008 = V XII MMVIII :)

Anonymous said...
I think I have this understood. So if I want to write 11/20/1921 It would be XI XX MCMXXI (November 13, 2009 12:30 PM)
That's correct! :)

Blogger abbeylee said...
Hi! this blog is great. Is X IX MMIX correct for October 14, 2009?
(November 14, 2009 2:17 AM)
It's X XIV MMIX :)

abbeylee said...

Oops! I totally meant to ask is X XI MMIX october 11, 2009? For some reason the date of the 14th was stuck in my head

maryt/theteach said...

abbeylee, your date is written correctly! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello! I was wondering how to write the date 6-26-1986? Thank you!


Anonymous said...

can you tell me what October 20, 2009 would be in roman numerals? thank you

maryt/theteach said...

jeff, 6-26-1986 = VI XXVI MCMLXXXVI :)

maryt/theteach said...

Anon, October 20, 2009 =X XX MMIX :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! :) have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

do you possibly know any latin--- I want to translate a few phrases:
Cor Unum - One Heart
Amor vincit omnia - Love conquers all
Amore fidelis- Faithful in love
and I'm wondering if these are correct translations? Thank you again for your help! ;)

maryt/theteach said...

Anon, the first two translations are correct. Not exactly sure about the last one... Amor fidelis might be "true love." Certainly close to what you said. :)

Anonymous said...

again thank you :)

Anonymous said...

again thank you :)

Ashlie said...

Amazing Blog! Love it!
I have a question... I have read that Romans would not use a number to express a month... so if I wanted to write my kids bdays for tattoos what would be the correct way?? I am confused!
THEIR WAY: (for November 29, 2000)
and (for January 25, 2005)
It was written that they would have abbreviated the first three letters of the month...

BUT what I am seeing done here... and find looks much more pleasing to the eye would be...
(Nov 29, 2000)
(Jan 25, 2005)

Which is correct??!?!?! Thank you in advance for your help!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon.
Would you mind checking and confirming I have translated these dates correctly?

27 June 1980

5 June 2010

Many Thanks

Derek said...

Hello I love your website alot! i hope not to sound like a broken record but what would 4/22/1987 look like in roman numerals. I tried your system but i want to make sure that its correct. Thank you! -Derek

maryt/theteach said...

Ashlie, (Nov 29, 2000)=XI XXIX MM and
(Jan 25, 2005)= I XXV MMV
This is generally how Roman Numerals are written in modern usage in the United States. If you are from Britain and the Commonwealth or Europe you'd write Roman numerals day, month, year.

maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Nov 24) You are correct! :)

Derek, 4/22/1987 = IV XXII MCMLXXXVII

Anonymous said...

Hi, How Do I Write June 9,1986 its for my tattoo. Thank you!!

amy said...

hey i would like the day i met my partner in roman numerals its the 17/05/2009 thankyou

existo solvo said...

hey there,greetings from Ireland.first of all let me just say that i love your blog,it's absolutely fantastic.i wanna get a tattoo of the date june 20 2001 in roman numerals in the next few weeks and i was wondering if you could tell me what said date is in roman numerals?thanks a mill!

Anonymous said...

GREAT site, Mary! I'm interested in getting my birthdate tattooed next week and I just want to make sure I'm correct in doing so...What would Dec. 2, 1986 (12/2/1986) look like in Roman numerals? Thanks so much for your help!

maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Nov. 26) June 9,1986 = VI IX MCMLXXXVI :)

amy, 17/05/2009 = XVII V MMIX :)

existo solvo, june 20 2001 = XX VI MMI (if you write dates day,month, year) VI XX MMI (if you write dates month,day,year) :)

Anon (Nov. 28) Dec. 2, 1986 (12/2/1986) = XII II MCMLXXXVI :)

Hannah said...

Hi, i want 2 know how 2 write my birthday pls its 19.03.1991 . Thanx :)

Ysabel said...


What is 10/02/1970 in roman numerals please? Do i just put spaces between the dates (where the dashes are) as a sperator, or do i use dots or other symbols?


Ysabel said...
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Anonymous said...

i was looking at the date 8/29/2009. What would that convert to??thanks

Desiree said...

Hello... How do you write January 16, 2010 in Roman Numerals? Thank you so much!

maryt/theteach said...

Hannah, 19/03/1991 = XIX III MCMXCI :)

maryt/theteach said...

Ysabel, 10/02/1970 = X II MCMLXX :)

Anonymous, 8/29/2009 = VIII XXIX MMIX :)

Desiree, January 16, 2010 = I XVI MMX :)

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Anonymous said...

i really need 3 dates written out please, asap: feb. 27 1991, june 3 1991, aug. 22 1969

maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Dec. 9) feb. 27 1991 = II XXVII MCMXCI
june 3 1991 = VI III MCMXCI
aug. 22 1969 = VIII XXII MCMLXIX :)

Anonymous said...

i really need 3 dates written out please, asap: feb. 27 1991, june 3 1991, aug. 22 1969

Anonymous said...

hi i was wondering is 20th august 2009 XX VIII MMIX ?

and do u have to put spaces or can u just write it like XXVIIMMIX?


Anonymous said...

Could you please tell me what the the 6th of July 2009 is a roman numeral date. I' thinking of getting a tattoo for my twins. Thankyou

john said...


I was reading through the M's of questions that have been asked to you, which is amazing, and noticed, very early on in the comments, that you mentioned that 'DM' is not a number. To write 400 you would use 'CD'. I am curious as to why? Is there a reason, or is something you learn from studying Roman Numerals. Thank you in advance for any response.

g0tapple said...

Hi I was wondering if this is how you would write july 14th 2007 in Roman Numerals :

or 7142007

if im wrong, please correct me!
thank you!

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous, feb. 27 1991 = II XXVII MCMXCI; june 3 1991 = VI III MCMXCI; aug. 22 1969= VIII XXII MCMLXIX (So sorry to be so late responding!

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous said...(Dec 11)

hi i was wondering is 20th august 2009 XX VIII MMIX ?
This is correct and yes you should put spaces inbetween each numberal... :)

Anonymous said...(Dec 11)

6th of July 2009 = VI VII MMIX :)

John, 1500 would be written (always working from left to right) MD. 400 would be written CD (500 -100). The preference is always working from left to right. And when you can't then you use subtraction. :)

g0tapple, July 14, 2007 = XIV VII MMVII (if you live in Britain or the Commonwealth)
or it's VII XIV MMVII (if you live in the US) :)

jennifer said...

how would i write 2010915 in roman numerals

jennifer said...

it is very importanant that i find out how to write 2010915 in roman numerals so if anyone could email me the correct way i'd appreciate it thanks

maryt/theteach said...

jennifer, do you mean the date September 15, 2010? Or the number 2,010,915?

9/15/2010 = IX XIV MMX

2,010, 915 = MM(with a bar over the two Ms)X(with a line over it)MCXIV :)

Angel said...

How would you write AUGUST 25th, 2009?

maryt/theteach said...

Angel, AUGUST 25th, 2009 = VIII XXV MMIX :)

jennifer said...

so it would be - -

jennifer said...

thanks if i'm not right plz let me know i think i got the lines above in the wrong spots


Hi there can you convert me 22.10.2007 please ?

Thanks in advance

Andy Red

maryt/theteach said...
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maryt/theteach said...

jennifer, The number 2,010,915 =
I made a mistake on the final numerals and wrote "14" XIV instead of "15" XV.

Anonymous said...

Hi looking to get a tattoo for 16th January 1986 the day i lost my mum could u please let me know what this would be in roman numerals please? x

maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Jan. 2), 16th January 1986 = XVI I MCMLXXXVI

Happy New Year! :)

Anonymous said...


maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous (Jan.4): If you live in the United States you write dates "month, day, year." If you live in Britain, Canada, the Commonwealth, or Europe, you write dates "day, month, year."

So, 2.14.2008 = II XIV MMVIII or
14/2/2008 = XIV II MMVIII :)

Shelly said...

Can you please translate October 15, 2009 for me? I want to get my daughter's birthdate tattooed on me.

Thank you!!!

Elena said...

Hi Mary!

Just wondering how to write:

12 January 2007 and 11 October 2009

Thanks for your help!

Anonymous said...
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maryt/theteach said...

Shelly, October 15, 2009 = X XV MMIX :)

maryt/theteach said...

Elena, 12 January 2007 = XII I MMVII

and 11 October 2009 = XI X MMIX :)

steve said...

From steve. Hey iwas woudering if you could tell me what september 26 1982 would be

Anonymous said...

heyyy im wanting to get a tattoo of my childrens birthdate could you plese change 21,03,2008 and 31,04,2007 into raman numerals for me please!!!!


Could you please tell me how to write 4-14-1976 i wanted to get my brothers birthday

is it:





Vaughn said...

Hi Mary!

Could you please tell me how to write 09/03/1986 in roman numerals?


maryt/theteach said...

Steve, september 26 1982 = VII XXVI MCMLXXXII :)

Anonymous said...
21,03,2008 = XXI III MMVIII and 31,04,2007 = XXXI IV MMVII :)

maryt/theteach said...

Angela, This is correct.

Angela, is your brother's death date January 21, 2009? If it is you are correct. I'm sorry for your loss.

09/03/1986 = IX III MCMLXXXVI :)

Hannah said...

Hi, thanks heaps 4 the translation (19.03.1991) ive been trying 2 figure it out 4 a while as i wanted 2 get it as a tattoo :)

Hannah said...

Hi, its the same Hannah as above ^^. I just wrote it out and its a bit long 4 a tattoo, what is 19.03.91 please?
Thanx :)

maryt/theteach said...

Hannah, I usually don't recommend shortening Roman numerals but 19/3/91 would be XIX III XCI :)

Michael said...

Hello I have 4 children and would love to get the conversion for all their birthdates, I have twin girls so that make a bit easier.
12/08/2003, 21/11/2006 & 06/07/2009

Thank you for your help, Michael

Daun said...

Hi I was shot in the chest and flatlined when I was on the hospital bed. Doctors revived me and want to get a tattoo above the bullet wound with the date March 18 2008 in roman numerals. If you could help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

maryt/theteach said...

Daun, March 18 2008 = III XVIII MMVIII Glad you survived and are all right now :)

maryt/theteach said...

Michael, 12/08/2003 = XII VIII MMIII; 21/11/2006 = XXI XI MMVI; 06/07/2009 = VI VII MMIX :)

Anonymous said...

How do you write April 7, 2007? Thank you!!! :)

maryt/theteach said...

xo,em, April 7, 2007 = IV VII MMVII :)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Nice fill someone in on and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you for your information.

maryt/theteach said...

You're welcome, Anonymous! :)

Michael said...

Hello Mary

Thank you so much, I was way off!

Anonymous said...

Could you please tell me if IXXXVMMIX is correct for 09/25/2009? Can you include spaces or is that incorrect? something like:IX XXV MMIX? Thank you so much for your help!!

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous, you are correct! But put spaces between: IX XXV MMIX. :)

Anonymous said...; You saved my day again.

maryt/theteach said...

No prob, Anon! Glad I could help! :)

Kates said...

Hello Mary. This is a great website. I have gone over this but wondered if you wouldn't mind making sure that I have these dates correct.I am getting them tattooed and certainly want to make sure I didn't make a mistake. Thanks in advance.
9-18-2007 IX XVIII MMVII
4-8-2007 IV VIII MMVII
8-31-2009 VIII XXXI MMIX

maryt/theteach said...

9-18-2007 IX XVIII MMVII
4-8-2007 IV VIII MMVII
8-31-2009 VIII XXXI MMIX

Correct, Kates! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi how do I write my daughters birthday in roman numerals

26 01 2006


maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Feb 17)

26 01 2006 = XXVI I MMVI :)

Anonymous said...

hi i am looking for

january 3, 2008 for my daughters birthday :)

sue said...

hi, what about 8(day)-9(month)-1991(year)? i need help :) thanks!!

maryt/theteach said...


8/9/1991 = VIII IX MCMXCI :)

maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Feb 18)

january 3, 2008 = I III MMVIII :)

angelle said...

hello mind changing it for me?
3rd september 1991

cheer! xx

Anonymous said...

I am reading this article second time today, you have to be more careful with content leakers. If I will fount it again I will send you a link

maryt/theteach said...

angelle, 3rd september 1991 = III IX MCMXCI :)

Anon (Feb 19) What?

Anonymous said...

How do I write the date

26 01 2006 in Roman Numerals?

And what is the correct order:

day/month/year or

month/day year???

Many Thanx

Anonymous said...

To write a date in roman numerals what is the correct order

day/month/year or

month/day/year ??????

Thank you.

Kates said...

Thank you again. Nothing like a mistake in permanent ink!

Anonymous said...

Hi there....I need to learn to write two dates:
January 27, 2004
February 11, 2006

could you please help me????
Thanks so much!

maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Feb 20), 26 01 2006 = XXVI I MMVI :)
The order is
day/month/year in Britain and the Commonwealth
month/day year in the United States


January 27, 2004 = I XXVII MMIV
February 11, 2006 = II XI MMVI

Riverdale said...

Could you help me figure out what July 16, 2009 would be in roman numerals. My husband wants to get a tatoo of this date on him and we are having problems getting this figured out. Thanks,

maryt/theteach said...

Riverdale, July 16, 2009 = VII XVI MMIX :)

Anonymous said...

how do yu write 9.22.92 nd 12.30.09

Sammi Gilham2b said...

I want to have X VI MMIX tattooed however I believe this is the american way of writing 6th October 2009. Is that correct? And do I need to write it VI X MMIX?

pitboss said...

How do you do : October 14th 2001 & June 24th 2004

Anonymous said...

You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it

Nivvy said...

Hello I have my sons date of birth novenber 23 2009 as XXII XI MMIX is that correct ? And if I just wanna put 09 is it IX ? Thanks so much !

Anonymous said...

hello I was just wondering what the roman numeral translation is for July 22, 1940>>>the canadian translation..I dont know whether its the day or month that comes first ? =/

Anonymous said...

Genial post and this fill someone in on helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you seeking your information.

Anonymous said...

wont let comment!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I wanna make september 4 1990.

I had IX IV XIX XC as in 9 4 19 90.

But Ive seen that you placed 1990 written as MCMXC.

So I take it, the right way is :

Carla said...

Mary-How do I write November 11, 2004? Thank you so much! Carla

Andriana said...

I plan on getting a DOB tattoo.
the date is April 18, 1992.
Is this correct?

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous (Mar 4),
12.30.09 = XII XXX MMIX :)

Sammi Gilham2b,
Yes, Sammi, if you live in Great Britain or the Commonwealth that's the way to write it: VI X MMIX :)

October 14th 2001= X XIV MMI
June 24th 2004 = VI XXIV MMIV :)

november 23 2009 = XXIII XI MMIX (you left out a I in 23)We don't usually abbreviate Roman numerals. :)

I've learned that in Canada you write the date either way:

Anonymous(Mar 15):
Thank you!

Anonymous(Mar 16)
september 4 1990 = IX IV MCMXC Correct! :)

April 28 1992 = IV XVIII MCMXCII Correct! :)

Anonymous said...

HOW would I write 391

maryt/theteach said...

Anonymous (March 19)

391 is written CCCXCI :)

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Anonymous said...

Can you tell me if these are correct... Please and thank you!

August 14, 2007- VII XIV MMVII

November 19, 2009- XI XIX MMIX

Thank you! This is a very great service you are offering!


Dedra Ford said...

I wanted to know How do I write august 14,1989 in roman numerals? Thanks in advance!

maryt/theteach said...


August 14, 2007 = VIII XIV MMVII (august is the 8th month) :)

Dedra Ford
August 14,1989 = VIII XIV MCMLXXXIX :)

Anonymous said...

can you please translate october 16, 2004... many thanks W.

Anonymous said...

How would I write 01-21-2005

Anonymous said...

How do I write April 13th 1992 ?
Thanks a whole bunch for the info.

maryt/theteach said...

Anon (Mar 24)
october 16, 2004 = X XVI MMIV :)

Anon (Mar 25)
01-21-2005 = I XXI MMV :)

Anon (Mar 29)
April 13th 1992 = IV XIII MCMXCII :)

Leticia said...

How do i write August 16,2008 in roman Numberals?

natty66 said...

Hello how do I write march the 6th 1991 in roman numerals thanks

maryt/theteach said...

August 16,2008 = VIII XVI MMVIII

march the 6th 1991 = III VI MCMXCI

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