Notes: This article is about the decade that began in the year 40. Sometimes the '40s is used as shorthand for the 1940s, the 1840s, or other such decades in various centuries – see List of decades. In American vernacular, '40s' may also refer to forty ounce bottles of malt liquor.
Millennium: 1st millennium
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Years: 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
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This is a list of events occurring in the 40s, ordered by year.

40

By place

Roman Empire

Europe

Asia

By topic

Arts and sciences

  • Philo teaches that all men are born free.

Religion

41

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

42

By places

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

  • 25 January – Conversion of the Apostle Paul to Christianity. The exact date is not provided in texts, but the Roman Catholic Church has chosen to commemorate this date.

43

By place

Britain

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

Arts and sciences


44

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Arts and sciences

45

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

46

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

  • A drought and an invasion of locusts hit the Mongolian steppes, causing a famine and a revolt at Xiongnu.

47

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion

48

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

  • The Hsiung-nu empire dissolves.
  • The emperor of China, Guang Wudi (Kouang Wou-Ti), restores Chinese domination of Inner Mongolia. The Xiongnu are made confederates and guard the Northern border of the empire.

By topic

Religion

49

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

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