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|Centuries:||9th century – 10th century – 11th century|
|Decades:||920s 930s 940s – 950s – 960s 970s 980s|
|Years:||947 948 949 – 950 – 951 952 953|
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- World population is estimated to be 250 million.
- Duke Boleslav I of Bohemia makes peace with Otto I.
- Page with Joshua Leading the Israelites, from the Joshua Roll, is made in Constantinople. It is now kept at Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome (approximate date).
- The Tu'i Tonga Empire begins to form in the Pacific Ocean.
- The Later Han Dynasty in China falls.
- Sayf al-Daula leads 30,000 men in a raid into Byzantine Anatolia. He defeats Bardas Phokas. He is then ambushed on his return and beaten by Leo Phokas.