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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1710s  1720s  1730s  – 1740s –  1750s  1760s  1770s
Years: 1737 1738 173917401741 1742 1743
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1740 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1740
Ab urbe condita 2493
Armenian calendar 1189
Assyrian calendar 6490
Bengali calendar 1147
Berber calendar 2690
British Regnal year 13 Geo. 2 – 14 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar 2284
Burmese calendar 1102
Byzantine calendar 7248–7249
Chinese calendar 己未(Earth Goat)
4436 or 4376
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4437 or 4377
Coptic calendar 1456–1457
Discordian calendar 2906
Ethiopian calendar 1732–1733
Hebrew calendar 5500–5501
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1796–1797
 - Shaka Samvat 1662–1663
 - Kali Yuga 4841–4842
Holocene calendar 11740
Igbo calendar 740–741
Iranian calendar 1118–1119
Islamic calendar 1152–1153
Japanese calendar Genbun 5
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4073
Minguo calendar 172 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2282–2283

1740 (MDCCXL) was a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter FE) of the Julian calendar, the 1740th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 740th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 18th century, and the 1st year of the 1740s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1740 is 11 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.



Frederick II comes to power in Prussia.


Oath of Fealty to Maria Theresa

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