540

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Millennium: 1st millennium
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540 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar540
DXL
Ab urbe condita1293
Assyrian calendar5290
Balinese saka calendar461–462
Bengali calendar−53
Berber calendar1490
Buddhist calendar1084
Burmese calendar−98
Byzantine calendar6048–6049
Chinese calendar己未(Earth Goat)
3236 or 3176
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3237 or 3177
Coptic calendar256–257
Discordian calendar1706
Ethiopian calendar532–533
Hebrew calendar4300–4301
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat596–597
 - Shaka Samvat461–462
 - Kali Yuga3640–3641
Holocene calendar10540
Iranian calendar82 BP – 81 BP
Islamic calendar85 BH – 84 BH
Javanese calendar427–428
Julian calendar540
DXL
Korean calendar2873
Minguo calendar1372 before ROC
民前1372年
Nanakshahi calendar−928
Seleucid era851/852 AG
Thai solar calendar1082–1083
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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  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.
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