1444Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century
- April 16 - Truce of Tours. Five Year Truce between England and France
- August 24 - Battle of St. Jakob. Charles VII of France, seeking to send away troublesome troops made idle by the truce with England, sends his son the Dauphin with a large army into Switzerland to support the claims of Emperor Frederick III. The massively outnumbered Swiss force is destroyed in this battle, but inflict such casualties on the French that they withdraw.
- November 10 - Battle of Varna. The crusading forces of King Ladislas of Poland and Hungary are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II. Ladislas is killed.
- Forces of the Sultan of Egypt fail to take Rhodes from the Knights of Rhodes