|Centuries:||15th century - 16th century - 17th century|
|Decades:|| 1510s 1520s 1530s - 1540s - 1550s 1560s 1570s
|Years:||1537 1538 1539 - 1540 - 1541 1542 1543|
|1540 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture – Art –|
|Literature – Music – Poetry – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Marriages|
Events of 1540
January - June
- January 6 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort.
- January - Dunstable Priory falls prey to the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
July - December
- July 7 - Coronado captures Hawikuh, then believed to be Cíbola.
- July 9 - King Henry VIII of England divorces Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort.
- July 28 - One of the most important political figures of the reign of Henry VIII of England, Thomas Cromwell, is executed on order from the king on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
- September 3 - Gelawdewos succeeds his father Lebna Dengel as Emperor of Ethiopia.
- September 27 - The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is approved by Pope Paul III, in his bull 'Regimini Militantis Ecclesiae'
- French translation of John Calvin's L'Institution chrétienne (originally in Latin).
- Antwerp is besieged for three days by Maarten van Rossum.
- Waltham Abbey is the final priory to fall prey to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries.
|Gregorian calendar||1540 |
|Ab urbe condita||2293|
|Armenian calendar||989 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-304 – -303|
|Coptic calendar||1256 – 1257|
|Ethiopian calendar||1532 – 1533|
|Hebrew calendar||5300 – 5301|
|- Vikram Samvat||1595 – 1596|
|- Shaka Samvat||1462 – 1463|
|- Kali Yuga||4641 – 4642|
|Iranian calendar||918 – 919|
|Islamic calendar||946 – 947|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2200|
|Thai solar calendar||2083|
- January 24 - Edmund Campion, English Jesuit and Roman Catholic martyr (died 1581)
- January 28 - Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (died 1610)
- June 3 - Archduke Charles II of Austria, regent of Inner Austria (died 1590)
- June 11 - Barnabe Googe, English poet (died 1594)
- August 5 - Joseph Justus Scaliger, French Protestant scholar (died 1609)
- August 26 - King Magnus of Livonia (died 1583)
- October 1 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (died 1617)
- November 16 - Cecilia of Sweden (died 1627)
- date unknown
- Andrea Andreani, Italian engraver on wood (died 1623)
- Christopher Hatton, English politician (died 1591)
- George Hastings, English nobleman (died 1604)
- Pierre Jeannin, French statesman (died 1622)
- Lettice Knollys, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (died 1634)
- Henry Howard (died 1614)
- Zofia Odrowaz, Polish noblewoman (died 1580)
- Hugh O'Neill, Irish rebel (died 1616)
- François Viète, French mathematician (died 1603)
- Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (died 1610)
- See also 1540 births.
- March 30 - Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and archbishop of Salzburg (born 1469)
- May 6 - Juan Luís Vives, Spanish scholar (born 1492)
- May 22 - Francesco Guicciardini, Italian statesman and historian (born 1483)
- July 28 - Thomas Cromwell, English statesman (executed) (born c1485)
- July 30 - Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred) (born c1497)
- July 30 - Robert Barnes, English reformer (martyred) (born 1495)
- August 23 - Guillaume Budé, French scholar (born 1467)
- August 24 - Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian artist (b. 1503)
- August 28 - Frederick II (born 1500)
- September 2 - Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (died in battle) (born 1501)
- October 5 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German Latin poet (born 1488)
- date unknown
- See also 1540 deaths.
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People of the year 1540 at Familypedia
57 people were born in 1540
27 children were born to the 17 women born in 1540
29 people died in 1540
1082 people lived in 1540
Events of the year 1540 at Familypedia
23 people were married in 1540.
|Franz I. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1510-1581)||Sibylle von Sachsen (1515-1592)|
|Sybil Baskerville (1522-1546)||Robert Whitney (c1520-1567)|
|Catherine Carey (1524-1569)||Francis Knollys (c1511-1596)|
|Elizabeth Guilliams (1523-1612)||Robert Whitney (1530-1567)|
|Catherine Howard (c1521-1542)||Henry VIII of England (1491-1547)|
|Francis Knollys (c1511-1596)||Catherine Carey (1524-1569)|
|Lewis Owen (1500-1555)||Margaret Puleston (1520-1558)|
|Jane Pemberton (c1518-1602)||Nicholas Smalley (c1515-) + Nicholas Parkinson (c1518-1567)|
|Agnes Perpoynt (1521-1580)||Henry Sherman (1512-1590)|
|Henry Sherman (1512-1590)||Agnes Perpoynt (1521-1580) + Marion Smith (c1530-1584) + Margery Sherman (c1530-1594)|
|Nicholas Smalley (c1515-)||Jane Pemberton (c1518-1602)|
|Sibylle von Sachsen (1515-1592)||Franz I. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1510-1581)|
|Robert Whitney (1530-1567)||Elizabeth Guilliams (1523-1612)|
|Robert Whitney (c1520-1567)||Sybil Baskerville (1522-1546)|
|René de Châlon (1519-1544)||Anna of Lorraine (1522-1568)+|
|... further results|
There were 0 military battles in 1540.