994 in history

994 events chronologically

Sep 15 Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes

Born in 994

Nov 7 Ibn Hazm an Andalusian polymath born in Córdoba, present-day Spain. He was a leading proponent and codifier of the Zahiri school of Islamic thought, and produced a reported 400 works of which only 40 still survive, covering a range of topics such as Islamic jurisprudence, history, ethics, comparative religion, and theology, as well as The Ring of the Dove, on the art of love. The Encyclopaedia of Islam refers to him as having been one of the leading thinkers of the Muslim world, and he is widely acknowledged as the father of comparative religious studies

Died in 994

Feb 3 William IV Duke of Aquitaine the Duke of Aquitaine and Count of Poitou from 963 to his retirement in 990.
May 11 Majolus of Cluny an abbot of Cluny. As a youth Majolus fled his family's estates near Rietz to stay with relatives at Mâcon due to the Muslim invasions. Majolus studied at Lyon and later became archdeacon of Mâcon
Jul 10 Leopold I Margrave of Austria the first Margrave of Austria from the House of Babenberg, ruling from 976 to his death in 994. He is known today as the progenitor of the Babenberg dynasty in Austria
Oct 28 Sigeric the Serious the Archbishop of Canterbury from 990 to 994.
Oct 31 Wolfgang of Regensburg bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria from Christmas 972 until his death. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. He is regarded as one of the three great German saints of the 10th century, the other two being Saint Ulrich and Saint Conrad of Constance