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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century10th century11th century
Decades: 910s 920s 930s940s950s 960s 970s
Years: 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949
Categories: BirthsDeaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments

Below are some of the important events that happened from 940 to 949.


940

  • Saadia Gaon makes his siddur (Jewish prayer book) in Iraq.
  • Narita-san Temple is founded in Chiba, Japan.
  • The Liao Dynasty stops the rule that a younger sister replace an older sister who died in marriage.

Births

  • Abu'l-Wafa, Iranian mathematician
  • Brian Boru, high king of Ireland

Deaths

  • July 20 – Ibn Muqla, Abbasid vizier and calligrapher
  • December 25 – Makan ibn Kaki, Dailamite warlord
  • Taira no Masakado, leader of the Taira Clan

941

Births

  • Charles d'Outremer, son of Louis IV of France
  • Brian Bórumha mac Cennétig, High-King of Ireland

Deaths

  • April 21 – Bajkam, commander of commanders of the Abbasid Caliphate

942

Births

Deaths

  • King Idwal Foel of Gwynedd
  • December 17 – William I of Normandy
  • Gaozu of Later Jin, founder of the Later Jin Dynasty in China
  • Liu Yan of the Southern Han Kingdom

943

  • King Constantin II of Scotland retires and becomes a monk. His cousin Malcolm I of Scotland becomes king.

Births

Deaths

  • Wang Kon, founder of the Koryo dynasty
  • Emperor Liezu of Southern Tang

944

Births

  • Otto, Duke of Burgundy
  • Minamoto no Yorimitsu
  • Fujiwara no Sukemasa
  • Fujiwara no Akimitsu

Deaths

  • 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

945

  • The Buyid dynasty takes control of Baghdad.
  • The Min Kingdom is taken over by the Southern Tang Kingdom.
  • Edmund I of England conquers Strathclyde. He makes an alliance with Malcolm I of Scotland and gives Cumberland and Westmorland to him.
  • Lothair II of Italy takes control of Italy.
  • Romanos I Lekapenos is overthrown. Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII rules alone.

Births

Deaths

  • Igor of Kiev
  • King Krešimir I of Croatia

946

Deaths

947

  • The Later Jin Dynasty falls to the Later Han Dynasty in China.

Births

Deaths

  • May 18 – Emperor Taizong of the Liao Dynasty
  • Topiltzin Ce Acatl Quetzalcoatl, Toltec ruler
  • Wulfgar of Lichfield, Bishop of Lichfield
  • Sexhelm of Lindisfarne, Bishop of Lindisfarne
  • Shi Chonggui, last Emperor of China from the Later Jin Dynasty
  • Uchtred of Lindisfarne, Bishop of Lindisfarne
  • Zoltán of Hungary, Grand Prince of the Magyars

948

  • The Nri Kingdom is started by Eri. The kingdom was in what is now Nigeria.
  • The Nallur Kandaswamy temple is built.

Births

  • Gang Gam-chan, Korean government official and military commander
  • Emperor Jingzong of Liao

Deaths

  • December 16 – Romanos I Lekapenos, Byzantine Emperor
  • Gao Conghui
  • Gaozu of Later Han

949

Deaths


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