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This article is about the year 944. For the number, see 944 (number). For the car, see Porsche 944. For the magazine, see 944 Magazine.
|Centuries:||9th century – 10th century – 11th century|
|Decades:||910s 920s 930s – 940s – 950s 960s 970s|
|Years:||941 942 943 – 944 – 945 946 947|
|944 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1697|
|Chinese calendar||癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
3640 or 3580
— to —
甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
3641 or 3581
|- Vikram Samvat||1000–1001|
|- Shaka Samvat||866–867|
|- Kali Yuga||4045–4046|
|Japanese calendar||Tengyō 7
|Minguo calendar||968 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1255/1256 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1486–1487|
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- The city of Algiers is (re)founded by the Zirid king Buluggin ibn Ziri.
- Abu Yazid launches a rebellion against the Fatimids in the Aures Mountains.
- The Al-Askari Mosque is built in Samarra (present-day Iraq).
- The Later Jìn Dynasty in China Sovereign Kaiyun ascends to power
- The Byzantines under Pantherios are defeated by Sayf al-Daula in northern Syria.
- Snow falls in the city of Baghdad.
- Sayf al-Dawla captures Aleppo (29 October) and extends his control over northern Syria.
- Great storm sweeps England. Many houses destroyed, 1500 in London alone (a significant proportion of the town).
- King Edmund I of England takes Northumbria from the Vikings.
- Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos is deposed as Byzantine emperor by his own sons, Stephen Lekapenos and Constantine Lekapenos.
- Flaithbertach mac Inmainén, abbot of Inis Cathaig, Ireland
- Wilgred of Lindisfarne, Bishop of Lindisfarne
- Abu Mansur Al Maturidi, Muslim theologian
- Ngo Quyen, Vietnamese prefect and general
- Wichmann the Elder, Saxon nobleman
- Donnchad Donn, King of Ireland