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Alaric I

King of the Visigoths
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Born 370 AD

Alaric I was the King of the Visigoths from 395–410. Alaric is most famous for his sack of Rome in 410, which marked a decisive event in the decline of the Roman Empire. Alaric's first appearance was as the leader of a mixed band of Goths and allied peoples who invaded Thrace in 391, who were stopped by the half-Vandal Roman General Stilicho. Later joining the Roman army, he began his career under the Gothic soldier Gainas.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

370 AD Birth Born in 370.

TWENTIES

391 AD 21 Years Old Alaric began his career under the Gothic soldier Gainas and later joined the Roman army. Alaric's first appearance was as the leader of a mixed band of Goths and allied peoples who invaded Thrace in 391 and were stopped by the half-Vandal Roman General Stilicho.
394 AD 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 394 he led a Gothic force of 20,000 that helped the Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius defeat the Frankish usurper Arbogast at the Battle of Frigidus. … Read More
395 AD 25 Years Old Disappointed, he left the army and was elected reiks of the Visigoths in 395, and marched toward Constantinople until he was diverted by Roman forces. … Read More
396 AD 26 Years Old Rufinus' death and Stilicho's departure gave free rein to Alaric's movements; he ravaged Attica but spared Athens, which capitulated at once to the conqueror. In 396, he wiped out the last remnants of the Mysteries at Eleusis in Attica, ending a tradition of esoteric religious ceremonies that had lasted since the Bronze Age. … Read More

THIRTIES

401 AD 31 Years Old It was probably in 401 that Alaric made his first invasion of Italy, originally with the intention to petition for a position closer to Rome. … Read More
403 AD 33 Years Old After another defeat before Verona, Alaric left Italy, probably in 403. … Read More
409 AD 39 Years Old …  As all attempts to conduct a satisfactory negotiation with this emperor failed, Alaric, after instituting a second siege and blockade of Rome in 409, came to terms with the Senate. … Read More

FORTIES

410 AD 40 Years Old 2 More Events
…  Alaric is best known for his sack of Rome in 410, which marked a decisive event in the decline of the Roman Empire.
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