|Alaric I, Visigothic Chieftan
Alaric I, Visigothic Chieftan
- Born: Est 370
- Died: Abt Dec 410, Bruttium, Southern Italy
First mentioned in 391 when he moved southwards into Greece, he suffered several military setbacks but succeeded in resettling the Goths in Macedonia.
He was elected in 395 as ALARIC King of the Visigoths. He entered the western part of the Roman Empire in 401, and by the end of the year had attacked Venetia and was threatening Milan. Alaric was defeated by the Romans in 402 at Pollenza, and in 403 at Verona, after which the Goths abandoned Italy and settled in Dalmatia and Pannonia. King Alaric returned to Italy in 408, the Goths' attacks culminating in the sack of Rome in Aug 410.
Procopius records that Alaric died from illness. 1
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1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Kings of the Visigoths in Toulouse 418-531.