1440s

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The 1440s decade ran from January 1, 1440, to December 31, 1449.

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1440

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  • Itzcóatl, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan, dies and is succeeded by Moctezuma I (Moctezuma Ilhuicamina).
  • Lorenzo Valla's De falso credita et ementita Constantini Donatione declamatio demonstrates that the Donation of Constantine is a forgery.
  • Eton College is founded by Henry VI of England.
  • Sir Richard Molyneux is appointed constable of Liverpool Castle, in England.
  • The Ming Dynasty government of China begins a decade-long series of issuing harsh edicts towards those who illegally mine silver, the latter known as 'miner bandits' (kuangzei), a trend begun in 1438. The government wants to cap the amount of silver circulating into the market, as more grain taxes are converted into silver taxes. The government establishes community night watches known as 'watches and tithings' (baojia), who ensure that illegal mining activities are brought to a halt. However, these are desperate measures, as illegal silver mining continues to thrive as a dangerous but lucrative venture.
  • Zhu Quan writes the Cha Pu ("Tea manual") in China.

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1444[edit]

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1445[edit]

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1446[edit]

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1447[edit]

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1448[edit]

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1449[edit]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Setton, Kenneth M. (1978), The Papacy and the Levant (1204–1571), Volume II: The Fifteenth Century, DIANE Publishing, pp. 96–97, ISBN 0-87169-127-2 
  2. ^ "ИОНА". Retrieved 5 March 2015.