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



  • February 6 – The Fatimid general, Husaba of the Kutama Berber tribe, takes Barqah (Benghazi).
  • July 11 – Al-Qa'im Bi-Amrillah, son of the Fatimid caliph Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah, leaves Raqqada in an attempt to conquer Egypt.
  • August 27 – Husaba takes Alexandria, after his victory over Egyptian troops near al-Hanniyya; Tekin, the Abbassid governor, refuses to surrender, and asks for reinforcements, which reach him in September.
  • November 6 – Al-Qa'im enters Alexandria, with the rest of his army.
  • December – The Fatimid army leaves Alexandria under Husaba, followed from afar by Al-Qa'im. The Abbassid troops hold Fustat, and Berber cavalry suffers heavy losses to the Turkish archers.
  • Asia

  • January 15 – The Samanid prince of Bukhara, Ahmad Samani, is murdered. His son, Nasr ibn Ahmad, succeeds him at the age of 8, under the regency of Vizier Abu ’Abd-Allah al-Jaihani. The Abbassids try to benefit from the turmoil of the interregnum to reconquer Sistan, in vain.
  • On the Indian subcontinent, the rule begins of Indra III, king Rashtrakuta of Malkhed.
  • Nanjing is reconstructed after a long desertion, marking the beginning of contemporary Nanjing City.
  • Sajid invasion of Georgia: Yusuf ibn Abi'l-Saj's Muslim army raids the Georgian principalities.
  • Hasan al-Utrush re-establishes Zaydid rule over Tabaristan.
  • Europe

  • January 2 – Ordoño II, king of Galicia, becomes king of Leon after the death of his brother, García. He settles his court in León.
  • February – The regency of Zoe Karbonopsina, mother of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII, begins, for which she was competing with the patriarch Nicolas Mystikos (the regency ends in 920).
  • The town of Warwick, England is founded on the River Avon.
  • The Vikings conquer much of Ireland.
  • Ireland's first city, Waterford, is founded on the River Suir.
  • The Byzantine Empire battles with Bulgaria over the city of Adrianople, which changes hands several times.
  • In al-Andalus: a drought leads to a terrible famine in the Iberian peninsula, which continues in 915. In his centralization effort, the Umayyad caliph, Abd al-Rahman III, reconquers Sevilla from the Banu Hajjaj clan.
  • Religion

  • March or April – Pope John X succeeds Pope Lando as the 122nd pope.
  • Births

  • Luitgarde of Vermandois
  • Deaths

  • Pope Lando
  • References

    914 Wikipedia

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