1440s

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century15th century16th century
Decades: 1410s 1420s 1430s1440s1450s 1460s 1470s
Years: 1440 1441 1442 1443 1444 1445 1446 1447 1448 1449
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This is a list of events occurring in the 1440s, ordered by year.

1440

January–December

Date unknown

  • 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.
  • 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.

1441

Date unknown

1442

January–December

Date unknown

1443

January–December

Date unknown

1444

January–December

Date unknown

1445

January–December

Date unknown

1446

January–December

Date unknown

1447

January–December

Date unknown

1448

January–December

Date unknown

1449


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