440s

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The 440s decade ran from January 1, 440, to December 31, 449.

Events

440

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Roman Empire
Europe
Africa
China
Asia

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Art
Ancient Games
  • Chaturanga, Indian war game, and an ancestor of chess through the Persian game of Shatranj (or Chatrang), evolves in the Indus Valley on the Indian subcontinent (approximate date).
Religion

441

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Roman Empire
Europe
Balkans
Persia

By topic

Religion

442

By place

Roman Empire
Europe
Ireland

By topic

Religion

443

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Roman Empire
Britannia

By topic

Religion

444

By place

Roman Empire
Europe
Ireland

By topic

Religion

445

By place

Roman Empire
Europe
  • Bleda, co-ruler of the Huns, dies in a hunting accident. He is possibly murdered at the instigation of his younger brother Attila, with whom he has ruled since 434. Now about 39, Attila takes the throne for himself, and becomes king of the Hunnic Empire.

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Religion

446

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Roman Empire
Britannia
China

By topic

Religion

447

By place

Roman Empire
Britannia
Europe

By topic

Arts and Sciences
Religion

448

By place

Roman Empire
Europe
China

By topic

Religion

449

By place

Roman Empire
Britannia

By topic

Religion