840s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 8th century9th century10th century
Decades: 810s 820s 830s840s850s 860s 870s
Years: 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849
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This is a list of events occurring in the 840s, ordered by year.

840

By Place

Europe

Britain

Asia

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Religion

841

By place

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Asia

  • In the Chinese capital of Chang'an, the West Market (and East Market) are closed every night 1 hour and three quarters before dusk (by government-ordered), the curfew signals by the sound of 300 beats to a loud gong. After the official markets been closed for the night, small night markets in residential areas thrive with plenty of customers, despite government efforts to shut them down. With the decline of the government's authority (by mid 9th century), this edict (like many others) is largely ignored as urban dwellers keep attending the night markets regardless.

842

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

843

By place

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion


844

By place

Asia

Europe

By topic

Religion

845

By place

Europe

Asia

  • Persecution of Buddhists is started in China. More than 4,600 monasteries and 40,000 temples and shrines are destroyed. More than 260,000 Buddhist monks and nuns are forced to return to secular life.
  • September 16: Prisoner exchange between the Byzantine Empire and the Abbasid Caliphate at the river Lamos.

846

By place

Europe

Asia

847

By place

Europe

By topic

Religion

848

By place

Asia

Europe

By topic

Religion

  • The Borobudur is completed (approximate date).

849

By place

Asia

Europe


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References

  1. Zaluckyj & Zaluckyj, "Decline", pp. 238–239.
  2. History of Central Asia.
  3. Eric Joseph, Struggle for Empire, p. 103. Cornell University, 2006. ISBN 0-8014-3890-X. Joseph states this number, given by Agnellus of Ravenna, is probably exaggerated.
  4. Recorded in the Chronicle of Fontenelle Abbey.
  5. Treadgold 1988, pp. 324-325.
  6. J. Norwich, A History of Venice, p. 32.
  7. John Skylitzes, A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811—1057: Translation and Notes, transl. John Wortley, 81note114.
  8. Pierre Riche, The Carolingians: The Family who forged Europe, transl. Michael Idomir Allen, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983), p. 162.
  9. Makrypoulias (2000), p. 351
  10. Treadgold (1997), p. 447
  11. 11.0 11.1 Rucquoi, Adeline (1993). Histoire médiévale de la Péninsule ibérique. Paris: Seuil. p. 87. ISBN 2-02-012935-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "rucquoi1993" defined multiple times with different content
  12. Merriam-Webster (Jan 2000). Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions, p. 231. ISBN 08-777-90-442
  13. Leon Arpee (1946). A History of Armenian Christianity. The Armenian Missionary Association of America, New York, p. 107.
  14. Benvenuti, Gino (1985). Le Repubbliche Marinare. Amalfi, Pisa, Genova e Venezia. Rome: Newton & Compton Editori. p. 15. ISBN 88-8289-529-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>