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Millennium: 1st millennium
894 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar894
Ab urbe condita1647
Armenian calendar343
Assyrian calendar5644
Balinese saka calendar815–816
Bengali calendar301
Berber calendar1844
Buddhist calendar1438
Burmese calendar256
Byzantine calendar6402–6403
Chinese calendar癸丑年 (Water Ox)
3591 or 3384
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
3592 or 3385
Coptic calendar610–611
Discordian calendar2060
Ethiopian calendar886–887
Hebrew calendar4654–4655
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat950–951
 - Shaka Samvat815–816
 - Kali Yuga3994–3995
Holocene calendar10894
Iranian calendar272–273
Islamic calendar280–281
Japanese calendarKanpyō 6
Javanese calendar792–793
Julian calendar894
Korean calendar3227
Minguo calendar1018 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−574
Seleucid era1205/1206 AG
Thai solar calendar1436–1437
Tibetan calendar阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
1020 or 639 or −133
    — to —
(male Wood-Tiger)
1021 or 640 or −132
Simeon I invades the Byzantine Empire

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 southwest of England. A Viking force returns from Exeter and sails along the coast, in an 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]





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  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.