1540

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This article is about the year 1540. For the disc drive, see Commodore 1540. For the Catlin Gabel School's FIRST Robotics team, see The Catlin Gabel School#Activities. For The United Nations Security Council Resolution, see United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century · 16th century · 17th century
Decades: 1510s · 1520s · 1530s · 1540s · 1550s · 1560s · 1570s
Years: 1537 · 1538 · 1539 · 1540 · 1541 · 1542 · 1543
1540 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1540
MDXL
Ab urbe condita 2293
Armenian calendar 989
ԹՎ ՋՁԹ
Assyrian calendar 6290
Bengali calendar 947
Berber calendar 2490
English Regnal year 31 Hen. 8 – 32 Hen. 8
Buddhist calendar 2084
Burmese calendar 902
Byzantine calendar 7048–7049
Chinese calendar 己亥(Earth Pig)
4236 or 4176
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4237 or 4177
Coptic calendar 1256–1257
Discordian calendar 2706
Ethiopian calendar 1532–1533
Hebrew calendar 5300–5301
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1596–1597
 - Shaka Samvat 1461–1462
 - Kali Yuga 4640–4641
Holocene calendar 11540
Igbo calendar 540–541
Iranian calendar 918–919
Islamic calendar 946–947
Japanese calendar Tenbun 9
(天文9年)
Javanese calendar 1458–1459
Julian calendar 1540
MDXL
Korean calendar 3873
Minguo calendar 372 before ROC
民前372年
Nanakshahi calendar 72
Thai solar calendar 2082–2083

Year 1540 (MDXL) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


Births[edit]

Princess Cecilia of Sweden born on November 16

Deaths[edit]

Angela Merici died on January 27, 1540
Lebna Dengel died on September 2, 1540

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drinkwater, John (1786). A history of the late siege of Gibraltar: With a description and account of that garrison, from the earliest periods. Printed by T. Spilsbury. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Weather chronicler relates of medieval disasters". goDutch.com. 2003-10-07. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Hugh (1989). Vintage: The Story of Wine. Simon and Schuster. pp. 284, 390. ISBN 0-671-68702-6.