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   This article is about the year 340. For the number (and other uses), see 340 (number).

                                                                                   Millennium:               1st millennium
Year 340 (CCCXL) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the
                                                                                    Centuries:   3rd century – 4th century – 5th century
full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of
                                                                                    Decades : 310s 320s 330s – 340s – 350s 360s 370s
the Consulship of Acindynus and Valerius (or, less frequently, year 1093
                                                                                       Years:      337 338 339 – 340 – 341 342 343
Ab urbe condita). The denomination 340 for this year has been used since
the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the
                                                                                                                          340 by topic
prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Events                                                                                                                    State leaders –
                                                                                                                         Sovereign states
                                                                                                                          Birth and death
By place                                                                                                                     categories

Roman Empire                                                                                                             Births – Deaths
                                                                                                                         Establishment and
   Constantinople, capital of Emperor Constantius II, becomes the largest city of the world, taking the
   lead from Rome, capital of his brother Constans I.[1]                                                                     categories
   Emperor Constantine II crosses the Alps and attacks the army of Constans I at Aquileia in northern                   Establishments –
   Italy. When he is ambushed and killed by Constans, Constans is left sole ruler of the Western Roman                  Disestablishments
   Empire, with his other brother, Constantius II, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.                                      V   · T·   E   ·

By topic                                                                                         340 in other calendars
                                                                                      Gregorian calendar          340
   Pope Julius I inveighs against Arianism at the Council of Rome.                    Ab urbe condita             1093
   Acacius succeeds Eusebius as bishop in the see of Caesarea.                        Armenian calendar           N/A
   Wulfila spreads evangelism among the Goths for 7 years.                            Assyrian calendar           5090
                                                                                      Bahá'í calendar             -1504–-1503
                                                                                      Bengali calendar            -253
   Aurelius Ambrose, bishop of Milan (approximate date)                               Berber calendar             1290
   Amphilochius, bishop of Iconium (approximate date)                                 English Regnal year         N/A
   Jerome, priest and Bible translator (approximate date)                             Buddhist calendar           884
   Justina, Roman empress (approximate date)                                          Burmese calendar            -298
   Peter of Sebaste, bishop of Armenia (approximate date)                             Byzantine calendar          5848–5849
   Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, Roman consul and pagan (approximate date)              Chinese calendar            己亥年十一月十六日

Deaths                                                                                                                   — to —
   Constantine II, Roman emperor (b. 316)                                                                         (2977/3037-11-26)
   Macrina the Elder, saint and mother of Basil the Elder (approximate date)          Coptic calendar             56–57
   Yu Liang, general of the Jin Dynasty (b. 279)                                      Ethiopian calendar          332–333
                                                                                      Hebrew calendar             4100–4101
                                                                                      Hindu calendars
   1. ^ Geography at about.com                                                         - Vikram Samvat            396–397
                                                                                       - Shaka Samvat             262–263
                                                                                       - Kali Yuga                3441–3442
via 340
                                                                                      Holocene calendar           10340
Iranian calendar           282 BP – 281 BP
Islamic calendar           291 BH – 290 BH
Japanese calendar
Julian calendar            340      CCCXL

Korean calendar            2673
Minguo calendar            1572 before ROC
                           民前1572 年

Thai solar calendar        883
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