|Centuries:||4th century – 5th century – 6th century|
|Decades:||410s 420s 430s – 440s – 450s 460s 470s|
|Years:||441 442 443 – 444 – 445 446 447|
|444 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1197|
|Chinese calendar||癸未年 (Water Goat)
3140 or 3080
— to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
3141 or 3081
|- Vikram Samvat||500–501|
|- Shaka Samvat||366–367|
|- Kali Yuga||3545–3546|
|Iranian calendar||178 BP – 177 BP|
|Islamic calendar||184 BH – 182 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1468 before ROC
|Seleucid era||755/756 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||986–987|
Year 444 (CDXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Theodosius and Aginatius (or, less frequently, year 1197 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 444 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.
- Flavius Aetius, Roman general (magister militum), settles the Alans around Valence and Orléans to contain unrest in Brittany.
- Eudocia, eldest daughter of emperor Valentinian III, is betrothed to Huneric, son of the Vandal king Genseric (hostage in Italy).
- Attila the Hun establishes his residence along the Tisza River (modern Hungary) and plans the coming campaign in the Balkans.
- A "pestilence" that is probably bubonic plague strikes the British Isles and makes the country vulnerable to internal revolts.[dubious ]
- Bricius, bishop of Tours
- Cyril of Alexandria, patriarch and theologian
- Juqu Wuhui, prince of Northern Liang