540 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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540 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 540 BC
DXXXIX BC
Ab urbe condita 214
Ancient Egypt era XXVI dynasty, 125
- Pharaoh Amasis II, 31
Ancient Greek era 60th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4211
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1132
Berber calendar 411
Buddhist calendar 5
Burmese calendar −1177
Byzantine calendar 4969–4970
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal Monkey)
2157 or 2097
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2158 or 2098
Coptic calendar −823 – −822
Discordian calendar 627
Ethiopian calendar −547 – −546
Hebrew calendar 3221–3222
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −483 – −482
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2561–2562
Holocene calendar 9461
Iranian calendar 1161 BP – 1160 BP
Islamic calendar 1197 BH – 1196 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1794
Minguo calendar 2451 before ROC
民前2451年
Nanakshahi calendar −2007
Thai solar calendar 3–4
Tibetan calendar 阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
−413 or −794 or −1566
    — to —
阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
−412 or −793 or −1565

The year 540 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 214 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 540 BC 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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