The fall of Rome

Timeline created by Jack.Hayes12
In History
  • 200

    Second Macedonian War

    Second Macedonian War
    A Roman fleet arrived in Illyria to relieve a Macedonian siege of Abydos.
  • 235

    Alexander was killed

    Alexander was killed
    Alexander was killed in a mutiny of the Legio XXII Primigenia at Mainz.
  • 284

    Battle of Lake Vadimo

    Battle of Lake Vadimo
    A Roman army defeated a combined force of Etruscans, Boii and Senones near Lake Vadimo.
  • 312

    Battle of the Milvian Bridge

    Battle of the Milvian Bridge
    Constantine the Great had a vision of the cross appearing over the sun at the Ponte Milvio with the words "in this sign, conquer." His forces defeated and killed Maxentius.
  • 337

    Roman–Persian Wars

    Roman–Persian Wars
    The Sasanian shah Shapur II invaded Armenia and Mesopotamia.
  • 367

    Late 300's

    Late 300's
    Julian defeated a vastly superior Alemanni force near Argentoratum, solidifying Roman control west of the Rhine.
  • 378

    Battle of Adrianople

    Battle of Adrianople
    A combined Gothic-Alanic force decisively defeated the Roman army near Edirne. Valens was killed.
  • 395

    Theodosius the Great died.

    Theodosius the Great died.
    His elder son Arcadius succeeded him as augustus in the eastern Byzantine Empire. The young Honorius became sole augustus in the Western Roman Empire under the regency of Magister militum Stilicho.
  • 406

    Crossing of the Rhine

    Crossing of the Rhine
    A coalition of foreign tribes including the Vandals, Alans and Suebi invaded the Western Roman Empire across the Rhine.
  • 410

    Sack of Rome

    Sack of Rome
    Rome was sacked by the Visigoths under their king Alaric I.
  • 455

    Valentinian III was assassinated

    Valentinian III was assassinated
    Valentinian III was assassinated on orders of the senator Petronius Maximus.
  • 476

    Zeno recaptured Constantinople

    Zeno recaptured Constantinople
    Zeno recaptured Constantinople and accepted Basiliscus's surrender. Odoacer conquered the Western Roman capital Ravenna, forced Romulus to abdicate and declared himself king of Italy.
  • 550

    Battle of Taginae

    Battle of Taginae
    A Byzantine army dealt a decisive defeat to the Ostrogoths at Gualdo Tadino. The Ostrogoth king Totila was killed.