|844 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1597|
|Balinese saka calendar||765–766|
|Chinese calendar||癸亥年 (Water Pig)
3540 or 3480
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甲子年 (Wood Rat)
3541 or 3481
|- Vikram Samvat||900–901|
|- Shaka Samvat||765–766|
|- Kali Yuga||3944–3945|
|Japanese calendar||Jōwa 11
|Minguo calendar||1068 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1155/1156 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1386–1387|
970 or 589 or −183
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971 or 590 or −182
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- Spring – Battle of Mauropotamos: A Byzantine expedition under Theoktistos is sent to Anatolia (modern Turkey), against the Muslim Arabs of the Abbasid Caliphate, who have raided the Byzantine themes of Cappadocia, Anatolikon, Boukellarion, and Opsikion. The Byzantines are defeated, and many of the officers defect to the Arabs.
- Viking raiders ascend the River Garonne as far as the city of Toulouse, and pillage the lands of Septimania. Part of the marauding Vikings invades Galicia (Northern Spain), where some perish in a storm at sea. After being defeated in Corunna, the Scandinavian raiders sack the Umayyad cities of Seville (see below), Niebla, Beja, and Lisbon.
- Summer – King Charles the Bald struggles against the repeated rebellions in Aquitaine, and against the Bretons in West Francia. He besieges Bernard I at the Battle of Toulouse, while Duke Nominoe raids into Maine, and plunders other Frankish territory.
- June 15 – Louis II, eldest son of Emperor Lothair I, is crowned king at Rome by Pope Sergius II, and becomes co-ruler of Middle Francia, and over Lombardy, Friuli, and Tuscany in Italy.
- September 25–November 11 or 17 – Viking raid on Seville (844): Vikings arrive in Seville by the Guadalquivir, taking the city on October 1 or 3 and pillaging it; but are expelled by forces of the Emirate of Córdoba.
- King Æthelred II of Northumbria is expelled from his kingdom by Rædwulf, who takes the throne. Rædwulf is later killed in battle against the Vikings, along with many of his noblemen. Æthelred returns and claims his right to rule.
- King Merfyn Frych dies after a 24-year reign. He is succeeded by his son Rhodri Mawr ("the Great"), who becomes ruler of Gwynedd (Wales).
- January 25 – Pope Gregory IV dies after a 16-year reign, in which he has supported the Frankish policy of late emperor Louis the Pious, and established the observance of All Saints' Day. He is succeeded by Sergius II, as the 102nd pope of Rome. Sergius imprisons the antipope John VIII, and is elected by popular acclamation.
- Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi, Muslim emir (d. 912)
- Al-Mu'tamid, Muslim caliph (d. 892)
- Hasan al-Utrush, Muslim emir (approximate date)
- Sosei, Japanese waka poet (approximate date)
- Yu Xuanji, Chinese poet (approximate date)
- January 11 – Michael I, Byzantine emperor
- January 25 – Gregory IV, pope of the Catholic Church
- Abdallah ibn Tahir, Muslim governor (or 845)
- Abu Ja'far Ashinas, Muslim general
- Alberik II, Frankish bishop
- Bera, count of Barcelona
- Bernard II, count of Poitiers
- Bernard I, duke of Septimania
- Chen Yixing, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Ekkehard, Frankish nobleman
- Galindo Garcés, count of Aragon
- Hugh, illegitimate son of Charlemagne (b. 802)
- Merfyn Frych, king of Gwynedd (Wales)
- Mukhariq, Abbasid court singer
- Nithard, Frankish historian
- Rædwulf, king of Northumbria (approximate date)
- Tachibana no Hayanari, Japanese calligrapher (d. 782)
- Theodrada, Frankrish princess and abbess (or 853)
- Vasiliev 1935, pp. 399–404.
- Rucquoi, Adeline (1993). Histoire médiévale de la Péninsule ibérique. Paris: Seuil. p. 85. ISBN 2-02-012935-3.
- AF a. 844: Karolus Aquitaniam, quasi ad partem regni sui iure pertinentem, affectans ... ("Charles wanted Aquitaine, which belonged by right to a part of his kingdom").