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Millennium: 1st millennium
894 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 894
Ab urbe condita 1647
Armenian calendar 343
Assyrian calendar 5644
Balinese saka calendar 815–816
Bengali calendar 301
Berber calendar 1844
Buddhist calendar 1438
Burmese calendar 256
Byzantine calendar 6402–6403
Chinese calendar 癸丑(Water Ox)
3590 or 3530
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
3591 or 3531
Coptic calendar 610–611
Discordian calendar 2060
Ethiopian calendar 886–887
Hebrew calendar 4654–4655
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 950–951
 - Shaka Samvat 815–816
 - Kali Yuga 3994–3995
Holocene calendar 10894
Iranian calendar 272–273
Islamic calendar 280–281
Japanese calendar Kanpyō 6
Javanese calendar 792–793
Julian calendar 894
Korean calendar 3227
Minguo calendar 1018 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −574
Seleucid era 1205/1206 AG
Thai solar calendar 1436–1437
Tibetan calendar 阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
1020 or 639 or −133
    — to —
(male Wood-Tiger)
1021 or 640 or −132

Year 894 (DCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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Byzantine Empire[edit]



  • The Vikings in Northumbria and East Anglia swear allegiance and hand over hostages to King Alfred the Great, but promptly break their truce by attacking the south-west of England. A Viking force returns from Exeter and sails along the coast, in a attempt to plunder Chichester. They are defeated by the Saxon garrison, losing many ships and men.[4]
  • King Anarawd of Gwynedd's shaky alliance with the Vikings collapses. His kingdom is ravaged by the Norsemen. Anarawd is forced to ask for help from Alfred the Great and submits to his overlordship. Alfred imposes oppressive terms and forces Anarawd's confirmation in the Christian Church, with Alfred as 'godfather'.
  • Autumn – Battle of Benfleet: Danish Viking forces retire to Essex, after being deprived of food by Alfred the Great (see 893). They draw their longships up the Thames and into the Lea, entrenching themselves at Benfleet.[5]





  1. ^ John V.A. Fine, Jr. (1991). A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century, pp. 137–138. ISBN 978-0-472-08149-3.
  2. ^ Lajos Gubcsi (2011), Hungary in the Carpathian Basin, p. 7. ISBN 978-963-327-515-3.
  3. ^ Longworth, Philip (1997), The making of Eastern Europe: from prehistory to postcommunism (1997 ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, p. 321, ISBN 0-312-17445-4 
  4. ^ Paul Hill (2009). The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great, p. 132. ISBN 978-1-59416-087-5.
  5. ^ Paul Hill (2009). The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great, p. 134. ISBN 978-1-59416-087-5.