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Events in 1540
|10 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 946 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|9 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|28 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|1 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|16 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|27 July:|| ||The Jesuit Society of Jesus is conditionally approved by Pope Julius III in the papal bull “Regimini militantis Ecclesiae” to the government of the Church Militant.|
|5 Augustus:|| ||Joseph Scaliger, French scholar, is born in Agen.|
|21 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|30 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 947 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
People in 1540
Hans Holbein the Younger, John Taverner, Edward VI, John Rogers, Mikael Agricola, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Melanchthon, Charles V, Nostradamus, Francis Xavier, Alva, Andrea Palladio, John Calvin, Giorgio Vasari, Gerardus Mercator, Vesalius, Mary I, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Tintoretto, Gaspard de Coligny, Takeda Shingen, Elizabeth I and William of Orange celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1540 was a leap year starting on a Thursday, just like 1456, 1484 and 1512 in the century before it and 1568, 1604 and 1632 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?2018 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?1540 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 18 January 2018.