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This article is about the year 1640.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1610s  1620s  1630s  – 1640s –  1650s  1660s  1670s
Years: 1637 1638 163916401641 1642 1643
1640 by topic:
Arts and Science
Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science
Lists of leaders
Colonial governors - State leaders
Birth and death categories
Births - Deaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments - Disestablishments
Works category
1640 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1640
Ab urbe condita 2393
Armenian calendar 1089
Assyrian calendar 6390
Bengali calendar 1047
Berber calendar 2590
English Regnal year 15 Cha. 1 – 16 Cha. 1
Buddhist calendar 2184
Burmese calendar 1002
Byzantine calendar 7148–7149
Chinese calendar 己卯(Earth Rabbit)
4336 or 4276
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4337 or 4277
Coptic calendar 1356–1357
Discordian calendar 2806
Ethiopian calendar 1632–1633
Hebrew calendar 5400–5401
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1696–1697
 - Shaka Samvat 1562–1563
 - Kali Yuga 4741–4742
Holocene calendar 11640
Igbo calendar 640–641
Iranian calendar 1018–1019
Islamic calendar 1049–1050
Japanese calendar Kan'ei 17
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3973
Minguo calendar 272 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2182–2183

1640 (MDCXL) was a leap year starting on Sunday (dominical letter AG) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter ED) of the Julian calendar, the 1640th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 640th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 17th century, and the 1st year of the 1640s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1640 is 10 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.




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