The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

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CHRONOLOGY
395 Death of Theodosius I and division of empire between his two sons
402 Establishment of capital of western empire at Ravenna
406-7 'Great Invasion' of Vandals, Sueves, and Burgundians across the Rhine
410 Sack of Rome by Visigoths led by Alaric; Emperor Honorius calls on Britons to defend themselves
c. 410 Foundation of monasteries of Marseilles (John Cassian) and Lérins (Honoratus)
418 Visigoths settle in Aquitaine with capital at Toulouse
c. 425 Completion of St Augustine's City of God
429 Invasion of Roman province of Africa by Vandals
431 Condemnation of Nestorian heresy in the east and rise of Monophysite heresy
443 Settlement of Burgundians in Savoy
c. 450 Appeal by Britons to Aëtius for help against the Saxons
451 'Defeat of Attila and the Huns near Châlons-sur- Marne; formulation of orthodox christological doctrine at Council of Chalcedon
452 Invasion of northern Italy by Huns led by Attila
454 Murder of Roman general Aëtius
456 Visigothic hegemony in Spain established by King Theoderic II
471 Assassination of Alan general Aspar; reduction of barbarian influence in east
476 Deposition of last Roman emperor in west, Romulus Augustulus
481-2 Death of King Childeric of the Franks, and accession of Clovis
493 Control of Italy gained by Ostrogothic King Theoderic
496? Conversion of Clovis of the Franks to Christianity
506 Issue of Breviarium (Roman law code) by Visigothic King Alaric II
507 Frankish conquest of the Visigothic kingdom in southwest Gaul

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