Wrong year in category name?

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We have a category "Siege of Calais (1346)". Should it not be 1347?
in Policy and Style by Andrew Lancaster G2G6 Pilot (102k points)

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Considering the timeframe of this particular siege, I would be inclined not to have a year/years in brackets
by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
Problem is that there were later sieges of Calais.
Since the siege lasted 11 months, should it not be: "Siege of Calais (1346-1347)" ?

Mind that it must be a minus or hyphen between 1346 and 1347. en or em dashes are not allowed in category names.
That makes sense
+2 votes
The siege took place over two calendar years, so it should be "Siege of Calais (1346-1347)" or "Siege of Calais (1346-7)".
by Eric Hoffman G2G6 Mach 1 (18.4k points)

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