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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1340 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1340
Ab urbe condita2093
Armenian calendar789
Assyrian calendar6090
Balinese saka calendar1261–1262
Bengali calendar747
Berber calendar2290
English Regnal year13 Edw. 3 – 14 Edw. 3
Buddhist calendar1884
Burmese calendar702
Byzantine calendar6848–6849
Chinese calendar己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4037 or 3830
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4038 or 3831
Coptic calendar1056–1057
Discordian calendar2506
Ethiopian calendar1332–1333
Hebrew calendar5100–5101
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1396–1397
 - Shaka Samvat1261–1262
 - Kali Yuga4440–4441
Holocene calendar11340
Igbo calendar340–341
Iranian calendar718–719
Islamic calendar740–741
Japanese calendarRyakuō 3
Javanese calendar1252–1253
Julian calendar1340
Korean calendar3673
Minguo calendar572 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−128
Thai solar calendar1882–1883
Tibetan calendar阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
1466 or 1085 or 313
    — to —
(male Iron-Dragon)
1467 or 1086 or 314

Year 1340 (MCCCXL) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


Date unknown

  • Europe has about 74 million inhabitants.
  • An epidemic in northern Italy is recorded by Augustine of Trent, in his Epistola astrologica.
  • The Monarchy of Japan reaches its 2,000 year anniversary (according to traditional starting dates).




  1. ^ Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 102–104. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  2. ^ "5 forgotten queens and princesses of Scotland". Retrieved May 4, 2022.
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