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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1740 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1740
Ab urbe condita 2493
Armenian calendar 1189
Assyrian calendar 6490
Balinese saka calendar 1661–1662
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 1661–1662
 - Kali Yuga 4840–4841
Holocene calendar 11740
Igbo calendar 740–741
Iranian calendar 1118–1119
Islamic calendar 1152–1153
Japanese calendar Genbun 5
Javanese calendar 1664–1665
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4073
Minguo calendar 172 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 272
Thai solar calendar 2282–2283
Tibetan calendar 阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
1866 or 1485 or 713
    — to —
(male Iron-Monkey)
1867 or 1486 or 714

1740 (MDCCXL) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Tuesday 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. As of the start of 1740, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




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