740

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This article is about the year 740. For the number, see 740 (number). For the car, see Volvo 700 Series#Volvo 740.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 710s  720s  730s  – 740s –  750s  760s  770s
Years: 737 738 739740741 742 743
740 by topic
Politics
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740 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 740
DCCXL
Ab urbe condita 1493
Armenian calendar 189
ԹՎ ՃՁԹ
Assyrian calendar 5490
Bahá'í calendar −1104 – −1103
Bengali calendar 147
Berber calendar 1690
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1284
Burmese calendar 102
Byzantine calendar 6248–6249
Chinese calendar 己卯(Earth Rabbit)
3436 or 3376
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
3437 or 3377
Coptic calendar 456–457
Discordian calendar 1906
Ethiopian calendar 732–733
Hebrew calendar 4500–4501
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 796–797
 - Shaka Samvat 662–663
 - Kali Yuga 3841–3842
Holocene calendar 10740
Igbo calendar −260 – −259
Iranian calendar 118–119
Islamic calendar 122–123
Japanese calendar Tenpyō 12
(天平12年)
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 740
DCCXL
Korean calendar 3073
Minguo calendar 1172 before ROC
民前1172年
Thai solar calendar 1283

Year 740 (DCCXL) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 740 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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  • Much to the delight of the citizens of Chang'an, the Chinese government of the Tang Dynasty orders fruit trees to be planted along every main avenue of the city, which enriches not only the diets of the people but also the surroundings (approximate date)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Blankinship 1994, pp. 104–105, 117
  2. ^ Blankinship 1994, p. 170
  3. ^ de Oliviera Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". In Joel Serrão and A. H. de Oliverira Marques. Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 123. 
  4. ^ Hartmann, chapter II (pp. 2, 139)
  5. ^ Kirby, pp. 150 & 154; Yorke, Kings, p. 89
  6. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 19). ISBN 978-184603-230-1