|Centuries:||5th century · 6th century · 7th century|
|Decades:||510s 520s 530s 540s 550s 560s 570s|
|Years:||537 538 539 540 541 542 543|
|Gregorian calendar||540 |
|Ab urbe condita||1293|
|Bahá'í calendar||-1304 – -1303|
|Coptic calendar||256 – 257|
|Ethiopian calendar||532 – 533|
|Hebrew calendar||4300 – 4301|
|- Vikram Samvat||595 – 596|
|- Shaka Samvat||462 – 463|
|- Kali Yuga||3641 – 3642|
|Iranian calendar||82 BP – 81 BP|
|Islamic calendar||85 BH – 84 BH|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 1200|
|Thai solar calendar||1083|
- General Belisarius conquers Milan and the Ostrogothic capital Ravenna.
- The Sassanids attack Daraa and capture Antioch.
- The Huns and Bulgars raid Greece.
- Ostrogoth king Witiges is succeeded by Ildibad.
- High King Custennin ap Cado of Britain is deposed and returns to Dumnonia.
- Pope Vigilius rejects Monophysitism in letters to Emperor Justinian I and Patriarch Mennas of Constantinople.
- The former Roman senator Cassiodorus establishes a monastery, the Vivarium, on his estate in Italy. He enlists highly educated and sophisticated men to copy both sacred and secular manuscripts, intending this to be their sole occupation (approximate date).
- Benedict of Nursia writes his monastic laws.
- Pope Gregory I (approximate date)
- Galswintha, wife of Chilperic I
- Myrddin Wyllt, later wild man of the woods and possible source for Merlin (approximate date)
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People of the year 540 at Familypedia
2 people were born in 540
|Father||Mother||Age mother at birth|
|Grasulf I of Friuli (540-?)|
|Cutha of Wessex (c540-584)||Cynric of Wessex (-560)|
0 children were born to the 0 women born in 540
0 people died in 540
10 people lived in 540
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There were 0 military battles in 540.