1440s

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The 1440s decade ran from January 1, 1440, to December 31, 1449.

Events

1440

January–December

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  • Itzcóatl, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan, dies and is succeeded by Moctezuma I (Moctezuma Ilhuicamina).
  • Lorenzo Valla's De falso credita et ementita Constantini Donatione declamatio demonstrates that the Donation of Constantine is a forgery.
  • Eton College is founded by Henry VI of England.
  • Sir Richard Molyneux is appointed constable of Liverpool Castle, in England.
  • The Ming Dynasty government of China begins a decade-long series of issuing harsh edicts towards those who illegally mine silver, the latter known as 'miner bandits' (kuangzei), a trend begun in 1438. The government wants to cap the amount of silver circulating into the market, as more grain taxes are converted into silver taxes. The government establishes community night watches known as 'watches and tithings' (baojia), who ensure that illegal mining activities are brought to a halt. However, these are desperate measures, as illegal silver mining continues to thrive as a dangerous but lucrative venture.
  • Zhu Quan writes the Cha Pu ("Tea manual") in China.

1441

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1442

January–December

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1443

January–December

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1444

January–December

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1445

January–December

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1446

January–December

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1447

January–December

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1448

January–December

Date unknown

1449

Other Languages
العربية: عقد 1440
aragonés: Anyos 1440
asturianu: Década del 1440
Bân-lâm-gú: 1440 nî-tāi
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 1440-я
bosanski: 1440-e
Чӑвашла: 1440-мĕш çулсем
Cymraeg: 1440au
dansk: 1440'erne
Deutsch: 1440er
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 1440
эрзянь: 1440 це иеть
español: Años 1440
Esperanto: 1440-aj jaroj
føroyskt: 1440-árini
français: Années 1440
Gaeilge: 1440í
Gàidhlig: 1440an
贛語: 1440年代
한국어: 1440년대
hrvatski: 1440-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 1440-an
íslenska: 1441-1450
italiano: Anni 1440
Basa Jawa: 1440-an
ქართული: 1440-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 1440
македонски: 1440-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 1440-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 1440 nièng-dâi
Nederlands: 1440-1449
Nedersaksies: 1440-1449
日本語: 1440年代
Nouormand: Annaées 1440
олык марий: 1440 ийла
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 1440-lar
português: Década de 1440
română: Anii 1440
Runa Simi: 1440 watakuna
русский: 1440-е годы
саха тыла: 1440-с
Sesotho sa Leboa: 1440s
shqip: Vitet 1440
sicilianu: 1440ini
Simple English: 1440s
slovenščina: 1440.
српски / srpski: 1440-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 1440-e
Basa Sunda: 1440-an
suomi: 1440-luku
svenska: 1440-talet
татарча/tatarça: 1440-еллар
Türkmençe: 1440ýý
українська: 1440-ві
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 1440
粵語: 1440年代
中文: 1440年代