640s

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The 640s decade ran from January 1, 640, to December 31, 649.

Events

640

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Europe
Britain
Africa
Asia

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Religion

641

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain
Africa
Asia

642

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain
Persia
Africa
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Arts and sciences
Architecture
Religion

643

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain
Persia
Africa
Asia
  • Chinese prefectural government officials travel to the capital of Chang'an, to give the annual report of the affairs in their districts. Emperor Taizong discovers that many have no proper quarters to rest in, and are renting rooms with merchants. Therefore, Taizong orders the government agencies in charge of municipal construction to build every visiting official his own private mansion in the capital.
  • A Chinese embassy is sent to the North Indian Empire. They are invited by Emperor Harsha, who holds a Buddhist convocation at the capital Kannauj, which is attended by 20 kings and thousands of pilgrims.[6]
  • Taizong commissions artist Yan Liben to paint in the Lingyan Pavilion the life-size portraits of 24 government officials, to commemorate their service and contributions to the founding of the Tang Dynasty.

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Religion

644

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Byzantine Empire
  • Valentinus, Byzantine general, attempts to usurp the throne of his son-in-law Constans II. He appears at the gates of Constantinople with a contingent of Byzantine troops, and demands to be crowned emperor. His claim is rejected, and Valentinus is lynched by the populace.[7]
Britain
Arabian Empire
Asia

645

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain
Japan
China

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Religion

646

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Byzantine Empire
Arabian Empire
Africa
China
Japan

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Religion

647

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Byzantine Empire
Asia

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Astronomy and science
Religion

648

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Byzantine Empire
  • Emperor Constans II, to quiet the intense controversy caused by the Monothelete doctrine, issues an imperial edict forbidding the subject to be discussed. This edict, distributed by patriarch Paul II in Constans' name, is known as the Typos.
Europe
Britain
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Literature
Religion

649

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Arabian Empire
China
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Religion
Other Languages
العربية: عقد 640
aragonés: Anyos 640
asturianu: Década del 640
Bân-lâm-gú: 640 nî-tāi
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 640-я
bosanski: 640-e
brezhoneg: Bloavezhioù 640
Чӑвашла: 640-мĕш çулсем
Cymraeg: 640au
dansk: 640'erne
Deutsch: 640er
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 640
español: Años 640
føroyskt: 640-árini
français: Années 640
Gaeilge: 640í
Gàidhlig: 640an
贛語: 640年代
한국어: 640년대
hrvatski: 640-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 640-an
italiano: Anni 640
Basa Jawa: 640-an
ქართული: 640-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 640
magyar: 640-es évek
македонски: 640-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 640-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 640 nièng-dâi
Nāhuatl: 640 xihuitl
Nederlands: 640-649
日本語: 640年代
norsk: 640-årene
олык марий: 640 ийла
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 640-lar
português: Década de 640
română: Anii 640
Runa Simi: 640 watakuna
русский: 640-е годы
Sesotho sa Leboa: 640s
shqip: Vitet 640
sicilianu: 640ini
slovenščina: 640.
српски / srpski: 640-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 640-e
Basa Sunda: 640-an
suomi: 640-luku
svenska: 640-talet
татарча/tatarça: 640-еллар
Türkmençe: 640ýý
українська: 640-ві
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 640
粵語: 640年代
中文: 640年代