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Millennium: 1st millennium
914 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 914
Ab urbe condita 1667
Armenian calendar 363
Assyrian calendar 5664
Balinese saka calendar 835–836
Bengali calendar 321
Berber calendar 1864
Buddhist calendar 1458
Burmese calendar 276
Byzantine calendar 6422–6423
Chinese calendar 癸酉(Water Rooster)
3610 or 3550
    — to —
甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
3611 or 3551
Coptic calendar 630–631
Discordian calendar 2080
Ethiopian calendar 906–907
Hebrew calendar 4674–4675
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 970–971
 - Shaka Samvat 835–836
 - Kali Yuga 4014–4015
Holocene calendar 10914
Iranian calendar 292–293
Islamic calendar 301–302
Japanese calendar Engi 14
Javanese calendar 813–814
Julian calendar 914
Korean calendar 3247
Minguo calendar 998 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −554
Seleucid era 1225/1226 AG
Thai solar calendar 1456–1457
Tibetan calendar 阴水鸡年
(female Water-Rooster)
1040 or 659 or −113
    — to —
(male Wood-Dog)
1041 or 660 or −112
Pope John X (r. 914–928)

Year 914 (CMXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By place

Byzantine Empire




  • January 24 – The Fatimid general, Hubasa ibn Yusuf of the Kutama Berber tribe, marches out with his troops to invade Egypt. He follows the coastline, and takes possession of the only two towns of any size Syrte and Ajdabiya, without a struggle. The garrisons of the two towns—the westernmost outposts of the Abbasid Caliphate—have already fled.[9]
  • February 6 – Hubasa takes Barqah (modern-day Benghazi), the ancient capital of Cyrenaica. The Abbasid governor withdraws to Egypt, before the superior strength of the Fatimids. With this rich, fertile province fallen into his hands, it provides Hubāsa with 24,000 gold dinars in annual revenues from taxes, as well as 15,000 dinars paid by Christians.[9]
  • July 11Al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah, son of the Fatimid caliph Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah, leaves Raqqada at the head of an army, which is composed of Kutama warriors and the Arab jund (personal guard) in an attempt to conquer Egypt. He send orders to Hubāsa to wait for him, but driven by ambition Hubāsa is already on his way to Alexandria.[9]
  • August 27 – Hubasa captures Alexandria, after a victorious encounter with Egyptian troops near al-Hanniyya (modern-day El Alamein). The Abbasid governor Takin al-Khazari refuses to surrender and asks for reinforcements, which reach him in September. Shortly after al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah enters Alexandria, with the rest of his army.[9]
  • December – The Fatimid army under Hubasa leaves Alexandria, followed by al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah. The Abbassid troops hold Fustat and begin a counter-offensive against the invaders. The Kutama cavalry suffers heavy losses to the Turkish archers.[9]

Arabian Empire


By topic





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