444 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
444 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar444 BC
Ab urbe condita310
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 82
- PharaohArtaxerxes I of Persia, 22
Ancient Greek era84th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4307
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1036
Berber calendar507
Buddhist calendar101
Burmese calendar−1081
Byzantine calendar5065–5066
Chinese calendar丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2253 or 2193
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
2254 or 2194
Coptic calendar−727 – −726
Discordian calendar723
Ethiopian calendar−451 – −450
Hebrew calendar3317–3318
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−387 – −386
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2657–2658
Holocene calendar9557
Iranian calendar1065 BP – 1064 BP
Islamic calendar1098 BH – 1097 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1890
Minguo calendar2355 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1911
Thai solar calendar99–100
Tibetan calendar阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
−317 or −698 or −1470
    — to —
(female Fire-Rooster)
−316 or −697 or −1469

Year 444 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Atratinus, Siculus and Luscus and the Year of the Consulship of Mugillanus and Atratinus (or, less frequently, year 310 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 444 BC 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 conservative and democratic factions in Athens confront each other. The ambitious new leader of the conservatives, Thucydides, accuses the leader of the democratic faction, Pericles, of profligacy and criticises the way Pericles is spending money on his ambitious building plans for the city. Thucydides manages, initially, to gain the support of the ecclesia. Pericles responds by proposing to reimburse the city for all the expenses from his private property, on the condition that he would make the inscriptions of dedication in his own name. His stance is supported by the ecclesia, so Thucydides' efforts to dislodge Pericles from power are defeated.

Persian empire[edit]