540

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This article is about the year 540. For the number, see 540 (number). For the martial arts kick, see 540 kick.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 510s  520s  530s  – 540s –  550s  560s  570s
Years: 537 538 539540541 542 543
540 by topic
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540 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 540
DXL
Ab urbe condita 1293
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 5290
Bahá'í calendar −1304 – −1303
Bengali calendar −53
Berber calendar 1490
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1084
Burmese calendar −98
Byzantine calendar 6048–6049
Chinese calendar 己未(Earth Goat)
3236 or 3176
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3237 or 3177
Coptic calendar 256–257
Discordian calendar 1706
Ethiopian calendar 532–533
Hebrew calendar 4300–4301
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 596–597
 - Shaka Samvat 462–463
 - Kali Yuga 3641–3642
Holocene calendar 10540
Igbo calendar −460 – −459
Iranian calendar 82 BP – 81 BP
Islamic calendar 85 BH – 84 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 540
DXL
Korean calendar 2873
Minguo calendar 1372 before ROC
民前1372年
Thai solar calendar 1083
Britain in the time of Gildas (c. 540)

Year 540 (DXL) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Iustinus without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1293 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 540 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

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  1. ^ Herwig Wolfram, History of the Goths (University of California Press), 1990
  2. ^ Rome at War (p. 56). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  3. ^ Graham & 2002 p. 44
  4. ^ "In 1986 I discovered that a series of Irish oaks exhibited their narrowest rings in the immediate vicinity of..".  080205 aryabhata.de
  5. ^ Baillie, M.G.L. (2007). Tree-Rings Indicate Global Environmental Downturns that could have been Caused by Comet Debris, Chap. 5 in Bobrowsky, Peter T. and Hans Rickman (eds.), Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 3-540-32709-6, pp. 105–122.
  6. ^ Highfield, Roger; Robert Uhlig and David Derbyshire (9 Sep 2000). "Comet caused Dark Ages, says tree ring expert". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2011.