On This Day

What Happened in 644 AD

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed in Medina by Lu'lu, an enslaved Persian captive
  • Dec 14 Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Muhammad, appointed 3rd Caliph of Islam

Famous People Who Died in 644 AD

  • Nov 7 Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam, dies of injuries after assassination attempt 4 days earlier
  • Dec 8 Omar I, 2nd Caliph of Islam (634-44), oversaw conquest of Persia and Egypt), murdered at 59 or 60