|Centuries:||14th century - 15th century - 16th century|
|Decades:|| 1410s 1420s 1430s - 1440s - 1450s 1460s 1470s
|Years:||1437 1438 1439 - 1440 - 1441 1442 1443|
|1440 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
- Also see: number 1440.
Events of 1440[edit | edit source]
- February 21 - The Prussian Confederation is formed.
- September 13 - Gilles de Rais is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
- October 22 - Gilles de Rais confesses and is sentenced to death.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- Itzcóatl, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan dies and is succeeded by Moctezuma I, Moctezuma Ilhuicamina.
- End of term for Regent of Sweden Karl Knutsson Bonde.
- Murad II lays siege to Belgrade. The city is heavily damaged, but the defenders' use of artillery prevents the Turks from capturing the city.
- Eton College is founded by Henry VI.
- Sir Richard Molyneux appointed constable of Liverpool Castle.
|Gregorian calendar||1440 |
|Ab urbe condita||2193|
|Armenian calendar||889 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-404 – -403|
|Coptic calendar||1156 – 1157|
|Ethiopian calendar||1432 – 1433|
|Hebrew calendar||5200 – 5201|
|- Vikram Samvat||1495 – 1496|
|- Shaka Samvat||1362 – 1363|
|- Kali Yuga||4541 – 4542|
|Iranian calendar||818 – 819|
|Islamic calendar||843 – 844|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2100|
|Thai solar calendar||1983|
Births[edit | edit source]
- January 22 - Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
- February 22 - King Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary (died 1457)
- date unknown - Kabir, Indian mystic (died 1518)
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- March 9 - St Frances of Rome, Italian nun (born 1384)
- March 20 - Sigismund I of Lithuania
- April 1 (or April 2) Giovanni Vitelleschi, Italian bishop and soldier
- April 6 - Henry Wardlaw, Scottish church leader
- September 20 - Frederick I (born 1371)
- September 30 - Reginald Grey, English soldier and politician
- October 26 - Gilles de Rais, French soldier (born 1404)
- November 13 - Joan Beaufort
- date unknown
- Itzcóatl, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan
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