Nomad invasion


9 ce Germanic tribes secure their independence with victory at Teutoburg Forest.

285 The Roman Empire is divided into East and West.

372 The Huns defeat the Ostrogoths in Eastern Europe.

378 Visigoths destroy a Roman army and kill the emperor at the Battle of Adrianople.

402 The Western Roman capital moves to Ravenna.


451 A Roman–German coalition defeats the Huns at the Battle of Chalons.

455 Vandal pirates loot Rome.

476 The last Western Roman emperor is deposed.

489 Theodoric of the Ostrogoths conquers Italy, with Byzantine consent.

In 410 ce, Rome fell to an army of nomadic Germanic peoples—Visigoths—who pillaged ...

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