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340s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 3rd century4th century5th century
Decades: 310s 320s 330s340s350s 360s 370s
Years: 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349
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This is a list of events occurring in the 340s, ordered by year.

340

By place

Roman Empire

  • Constantinople, capital of Emperor Constantius II, becomes the largest city in the world, taking the lead from Rome, capital of his brother Constans I.[1]
  • The Roman emperor of the central part of the Roman empire Constantine II, ruling over the upper Danube, Italy and middle Africa, crosses the Alps and against the army of his brother Constans I, emperor of the western part of the Roman Empire: Britain, Gaul, the Rhine provinces and Iberia. They clash at Aquileia in northern Italy. Constantine is killed in a skirmish by an ambush of Constans troops.
  • Constans is left sole ruler of the Western Roman Empire, with his other brother, Constantius II, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.

By topic

Religion

341

By place

Roman Empire

  • Emperor Constans I bans pagan sacrifices and magic rituals under penalty of death.
  • Constans I begins a successful campaign against the Franks.

India

By topic

Religion

342

By place

Roman Empire

Europe
  • A large earthquake strikes Cyprus.

Asia

By topic

Religion

343

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion

  • Pope Julius I tries to unite the Western bishops against Arianism by convoking the Council of Sardica (later Sofia), which acknowledges the pope's supreme authority and grants him the right to judge cases involving the legal possession of episcopal sees, but only Western and Egyptian bishops attend, and Arianism remains strong.


344

By place

Roman Empire

China

By topic

Art

  • The making of a detail of Admonitions of the Imperial Instructress to Court Ladies (attributed to Gu Kaizhi and being from the Six Dynasties period) begins (approximate year) and is completed in 406. It is now kept at the British Museum, London.

Religion

345

By place

India

346

By place

Asia

By topic

Religion

347

By topic

Religion

348

By place

Europe

Asia

349

By place

Asia


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Geography at about.com
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