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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1510s  1520s  1530s  – 1540s –  1550s  1560s  1570s
Years: 1537 1538 153915401541 1542 1543
1540 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1540
Ab urbe condita2293
Armenian calendar989
Assyrian calendar6290
Balinese saka calendar1461–1462
Bengali calendar947
Berber calendar2490
English Regnal year31 Hen. 8 – 32 Hen. 8
Buddhist calendar2084
Burmese calendar902
Byzantine calendar7048–7049
Chinese calendar己亥(Earth Pig)
4236 or 4176
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4237 or 4177
Coptic calendar1256–1257
Discordian calendar2706
Ethiopian calendar1532–1533
Hebrew calendar5300–5301
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1596–1597
 - Shaka Samvat1461–1462
 - Kali Yuga4640–4641
Holocene calendar11540
Igbo calendar540–541
Iranian calendar918–919
Islamic calendar946–947
Japanese calendarTenbun 9
Javanese calendar1458–1459
Julian calendar1540
Korean calendar3873
Minguo calendar372 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar72
Thai solar calendar2082–2083
Tibetan calendar阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
1666 or 1285 or 513
    — to —
(male Iron-Rat)
1667 or 1286 or 514

1540 (MDXL) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1540th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 540th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 16th century, and the 1st year of the 1540s decade. As of the start of 1540, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which was the dominant calendar of the time.

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