540

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Millennium: 1st millennium
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540 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 540
DXL
Ab urbe condita 1293
Assyrian calendar 5290
Balinese saka calendar 461–462
Bengali calendar −53
Berber calendar 1490
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 461–462
 - Kali Yuga 3640–3641
Holocene calendar 10540
Iranian calendar 82 BP – 81 BP
Islamic calendar 85 BH – 84 BH
Javanese calendar 427–428
Julian calendar 540
DXL
Korean calendar 2873
Minguo calendar 1372 before ROC
民前1372年
Nanakshahi calendar −928
Seleucid era 851/852 AG
Thai solar calendar 1082–1083
Tibetan calendar 阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
666 or 285 or −487
    — to —
阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
667 or 286 or −486
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. 
  7. ^ "El Chichon eruption implicated in Mayan upheaval - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-04-20.