Excel Formula Function - Formula to find the oldest date out of a range of dates listed

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ktaylor wanted a formula method for finding the oldest (lowest) date out of a list of dates in a column.

Egad suggested the following solution providing the date range was in cells A1:A30

=SMALL(A1:A30,1)             will return the smallest (oldest) date or number.
=SMALL(A1:A30,2)             will find the second smallest….and so on

Epidemic suggested using one of the MIN MAX and MEDIAN functions.

An example would be

=MIN(A1:A30)

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