The 1440s was a decade that began on 1 January 1440 and ended on 31 December 1449.
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1410s 1420s 1430s – 1440s – 1450s 1460s 1470s|
|Years:||1440 1441 1442 1443 1444 1445 1446 1447 1448 1449|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture|
Establishments – Disestablishments
Events[change | change source]
- The Coptic Church of Ethiopia contacts the Roman Catholic Church for the first time.
- The empire of the Maya breaks up into many little kingdoms.
- The Ottoman Empire starts to become weak.
- The Korean alphabet, the Hangul, is invented.
Births[change | change source]
- King Ivan III of Russia
- King Edward IV of England
- Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England
- Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter
- Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia, king in the Solomonid dynasty.