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Events in 1440
|22 January:|| ||Ivan III the Great, Russian czar from 1462 to 1505, is born in Moscow.|
|5 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 843 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|21 February:|| ||The Prussian Confederation is formed.|
|6 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 March:|| ||A group of 19 Prussian cities and 53 gentry and clergy form the Prussian Confederation to oppose the State of the Teutonic Order.|
|27 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|13 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|15 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 1440
Jan van Eyck, Filippo Brunelleschi, Chenghua, Cosimo de' Medici, Henry the Navigator, Philip the Good, Nezahualcoyotl, Jami, Henry VI and Johannes Müller celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1440 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1356, 1384 and 1412 in the century before it and 1468, 1496 and 1524 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1440 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 September 2017.