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Who invented the graduation hat?

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Asked by divya kulkarni, 18 Mar '13 11:30 pm
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The graduation hat is generally believed by scholars to have developed from the biretta, a similar-looking hat worn by Roman Catholic clergy
Answered by LIPSIKA, 18 Mar '13 11:35 pm

 
  
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While the exact inventor of this hat is unknown, the hat, along with most of the traditional academic dress originates in the 12th and 13th centuries. Today's graduation cap and gown began as the everyday wear of medieval scholars.

The hard, square graduation hat is commonly called a mortarboard, although the British prefer the term "trencher." This hat seems to be a descendant of the medieval biretta or pileus -- a soft, square cap with a tuft on top. Over the centuries, clergymen, doctors, and eventually candidates for bachelor's degrees wore a form of this hat.
Answered by iqbal seth, 19 Mar '13 06:44 am

 
  
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The same person who invented the graduation coat ...
Answered by Jazz, 18 Mar '13 11:33 pm

 
  
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The biretta, a similar-looking hat worn by Roman Catholic clergy
Answered by Quest, 19 Mar '13 12:03 pm

 
  
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Let me knw dis by the answerers divya............POOR GK...since childhood....;-)
Answered by Bhuvana, 18 Mar '13 11:36 pm

 
  
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