On This Day

What Happened in 644 AD

Historical Events in 644 AD

  • Nov 3 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina
  • 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, murdered