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This article is about the year 949. For the number, see 949 (number).
|Centuries:||9th century – 10th century – 11th century|
|Decades:||910s 920s 930s – 940s – 950s 960s 970s|
|Years:||946 947 948 – 949 – 950 951 952|
|949 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1702|
|Chinese calendar||戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3645 or 3585
— to —
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
3646 or 3586
|- Vikram Samvat||1005–1006|
|- Shaka Samvat||871–872|
|- Kali Yuga||4050–4051|
|Japanese calendar||Tenryaku 3
|Minguo calendar||963 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1260/1261 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1491–1492|
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- Sayf al-Dawla raids into the Byzantine theme of Lykandos but is defeated. The Byzantines counter-attack and seize Germanikeia, defeating an army from Tarsus, and the raiding as far south as Antioch. Theophilos Kourkouas captures Theodosiopolis for Byzantium.
- The Byzantine Empire launches another expedition against the Emirate of Crete. The overconfident Byzantine troops, under Constantine Gongyles, are defeated in a surprise attack by the Arabs and flee.
- Hungarians defeat a Bavarian army at Laa.
- February 1 – Belgian astronomer Jean Meeus (b. 1928) asserts that the orbits of all the planets of the Solar System were within the same 90° arc of the Solar System on this date. The next time it is thought this will occur is on May 6, 2492.