1740

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This article is about the year 1740.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1710s  1720s  1730s  – 1740s –  1750s  1760s  1770s
Years: 1737 1738 173917401741 1742 1743
1740 by topic:
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1740 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1740
MDCCXL
Ab urbe condita 2493
Armenian calendar 1189
ԹՎ ՌՃՁԹ
Assyrian calendar 6490
Bahá'í calendar −104 – −103
Bengali calendar 1147
Berber calendar 2690
British Regnal year 13 Geo. 2 – 14 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar 2284
Burmese calendar 1102
Byzantine calendar 7248–7249
Chinese calendar 己未(Earth Goat)
4436 or 4376
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4437 or 4377
Coptic calendar 1456–1457
Discordian calendar 2906
Ethiopian calendar 1732–1733
Hebrew calendar 5500–5501
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1796–1797
 - Shaka Samvat 1662–1663
 - Kali Yuga 4841–4842
Holocene calendar 11740
Igbo calendar 740–741
Iranian calendar 1118–1119
Islamic calendar 1152–1153
Japanese calendar Genbun 5
(元文5年)
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4073
Minguo calendar 172 before ROC
民前172年
Thai solar calendar 2283


Year 1740 (MDCCXL) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.

Events[edit]

January–June[edit]

Frederick II comes to power in Prussia.

July–December[edit]

Oath of Fealty to Maria Theresa

Date unknown[edit]


Births[edit]

Date Unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 308. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  2. ^ image: Bird's eye view of Batavia showing the massacre of the Chinese
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). The Encyclopædia of Oxford. London: Macmillan. p. 182. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  4. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie, ed. (1886). "Bingham, Margaret". Dictionary of National Biography 5. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  5. ^ "The Historical Theater in the Year 400 AD, in Which Both Romans and Barbarians Resided Side by Side in the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire". World Digital Library. 1725. Retrieved 2013-07-27.