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This article is about the year 344. For the number, see 344 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 3rd century4th century5th century
Decades: 310s  320s  330s  – 340s –  350s  360s  370s
Years: 341 342 343344345 346 347
344 by topic
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344 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 344
Ab urbe condita 1097
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 5094
Bahá'í calendar −1500 – −1499
Bengali calendar −249
Berber calendar 1294
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 888
Burmese calendar −294
Byzantine calendar 5852–5853
Chinese calendar 癸卯(Water Rabbit)
3040 or 2980
    — to —
甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
3041 or 2981
Coptic calendar 60–61
Discordian calendar 1510
Ethiopian calendar 336–337
Hebrew calendar 4104–4105
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 400–401
 - Shaka Samvat 266–267
 - Kali Yuga 3445–3446
Holocene calendar 10344
Igbo calendar −656 – −655
Iranian calendar 278 BP – 277 BP
Islamic calendar 287 BH – 286 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 344
Korean calendar 2677
Minguo calendar 1568 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 887

Year 344 (CCCXLIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Leontius and Bonosus (or, less frequently, year 1097 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 344 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • 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.