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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 210s  220s  230s  – 240s –  250s  260s  270s
Years: 237 238 239240241 242 243
Hatra ruins
Hatra ruins

Year 240 (CCXL) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.


By place

Roman Empire


By topic



  • Lactantius, Christian writer (d. 320) (approximate date)
  • Sporus of Nicaea, Greek mathematician and astronomer (approximate date)
  • Zenobia, queen of the Palmyrene Empire (d. 274)


  • Ammonius Saccas, Neoplatonic philosopher (approximate date)
  • Huang Quan, general of the Kingdom of Shu
  • King Midang, king of the Qiang tribe
  • Zhou Fang, general of the Kingdom of Wu
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