946 in history

946 events chronologically

May 26 King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day

Born in 946

Jun 4 Guaimar II of Salerno the Lombard prince of Salerno from 901, when his father retired to a monastery, to his death. His father was Guaimar I and his mother was Itta. He was associated with his father in the principality from 893. He was responsible for the rise of the principality: he restored the princely palace, built the palace church of San Pietro a campanile, and restored gold coinage

Died in 946

Jan 26 Eadgyth the daughter of Edward the Elder, and the wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor.
May 17 Al-Qa'im Bi-Amrillah the second Caliph of the Fatimid Caliphate in Ifriqiya and ruled from 934 to 946. He is the 12th Imam according to Isma'ili Fatemi faith
May 26 Edmund I King of England from 939 until his death. He was a son of Edward the Elder and half-brother of Æthelstan. Athelstan died on 27 October 939, and Edmund succeeded him as king
Aug 1 Ali ibn Isa al-Jarrah a Persian official of the Abbasid Caliphate. Descended from a family with long history of service in the Abbasid government, he rose to power in the Abbasid court, serving as vizier in 913–917, 918–923, and 927–928. His political career, coinciding with the terminal decline of the Abbasid state, was turbulent, marked by a power struggle with his rival Abu 'l-Hasan Ali ibn al-Furat and his supporters, resulting in frequent periods of exile. In contrast to the largesse and extravagance of Ibn al-Furat, Ali ibn Isa was austere and a determined opponent of corruption, which earned him many enemies. Nevertheless, he was later remembered as the "good vizier" for his administrative talent and honesty