This airticle is aboot the year 1740.

1740 (MDCCXL) wis a leap year stairtin on Fryday o the Gregorian calendar and a leap year stairtin on Tysday o the Julian calendar, the 1740t year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 740t year o the 2nt millennium, the 40t year o the 18t century, an the 1st year o the 1740s decade. As o the stairt o 1740, the Gregorian calendar wis 11 days aheid o the Julian calendar, that remeened in localised use till 1923.

Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 17t century18t century19t century
Decades: 1710s  1720s  1730s  – 1740s –  1750s  1760s  1770s
Years: 1737 1738 173917401741 1742 1743