440 in history

Died in 440

Feb 17 Mesrop Mashtots an Armenian theologian, linguist and hymnologist. He is best known for having invented the Armenian alphabet 405 AD, which was a fundamental step in strengthening the Armenian statehood and the bond between the Armenian Kingdom and Armenians living in the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire. He was also, according to a number of scholars and contemporaneous Armenian sources, the creator of the Caucasian Albanian and Georgian alphabets
Aug 18 Pope Sixtus III Pope from 31 July 432 to his death in 440.