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Q: In which battle did Valens fight the Visigoths?
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What religion do the visigoths practice?

Arian Christianity

Who were the ostrogoths and the visigoths?

The Visigoths and Ostrogoths were originally Goths, a Germanic tribe who lived in what is now Scandinavia. In the third century A.D. the Goths invaded the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, and during the fourth century they broke into two groups. Those living north of the present-day Danube River became known as the Visigoths; those living farther east, in present-day Ukraine, were called the Ostrogoths. When the Huns from central Asia attacked the Visigoths and Ostrogoths, many of the Visigoths escaped into an eastern Roman province. Rebelling against the Roman rulers, the Visigoths destroyed the Roman army at a battle in Adrianople (in present-day Turkey) and killed Valens (328?-378), the emperor of the eastern Roman Empire. Under their leader, Alaric I (c. 370-340), the Visigoths moved into Italy. In 410 they attacked Rome, the seat of the Roman Empire, stealing treasure, burning buildings, and killing the inhabitants. (The attack left Rome vulnerable to other Germanic tribes, who invaded the Roman Empire and brought about its downfall around 476.) After sacking Rome, the Visigoths traveled westward into Gaul, where they created a kingdom that included most of France and Spain. In 507 the Franks drove out the Visigoths, who escaped to the Iberian Peninsula (present-day Spain and Portugal) and set up their kingdom with Toledo as its capital. In 711 Muslims from northern Africa, conquered the Visigoths and ruled most of the peninsula until the mid-1400s. In 375 the Huns conquered the Ostrogoths. After the Huns' leader Attila died in 453, the Ostrogoths revolted against their conquerors. In 493, under their ruler Theodoric (455-526), the Ostrogoths established the Ostrogothic kingdom of Italy, only to be overcome by armies of the Byzantine Empire a century later. Eventually, the Ostrogoths became part of the populations of Europe.

What did the visigoths wear?

the Visigoth's wore animal fur.

Where did the visigoths settle?

The Visigoths are an Eastern Germanic tribe meaning they come from East Germany. The Visigoths, Ostrogoths, and Gepids originated in Scandinavia, and they migrated to Germany later. Visigoth means "Western Goth," and Ostrogoth means "Eastern Goth." Gepid means "slow."

Who was Aleric?

Aleric was the leader of the Visigoths. He betraded Rome. So he invaded.

Related questions

Who was the roman empire killed by the Visigoths?

The Visigoths killed the Roman Emperor Valens at Adrianople.

Who was a germanic tribe that rebelled against rome in 378 ad?

The Visigoths rebelled against the Romans from 376 to 378. In 378 they defeated emperor Valens and the Battle of Adrianople.

Who was killed in the battle of adrianople?


Who was valens?

Valens was the brother of Valentinian I, the 65th Roman emperor. His brother made him co-emperor and put him in charge of the eastern part of the Roman Empire. In 376 e allowed the Visigoths, who were seeking sanctuary to escape the Huns, to settle in the lower Danube area of the empire. In 378 he died at the Battle of Adrianople, one of the worst defeats in Roman history.

The Battle of Adrianople was fought between the .?

visigoths and Romans

What happened at the Battle of Adrianople?

Roman soldiers were defeated by the Visigoths and Rome was forced to give land to the Visigoths

What were some of Valens's accomplishments?

He was most known for his defeat, and death at the Battle of Adrianople

When did the Visigoths defeat the Romans in the battle of Adrianoples?

The Visigoths defeated the Romans in the Battle of Adrianople in the year 378 CE. This battle is significant because it marked the first time a Germanic army defeated a Roman army decisively in open combat, leading to major territorial concessions and political changes in the Roman Empire.

Who where the goths?

Their original homeland was Dacia; they were displaced by the invasion of the Huns (376) and fled to Rome, after a famine led to limited resources, they were no longer welcome in rome and revolted. Emperor Valens was killed in the Battle of Adrianople (378) and succeded by Theodosius I, who allowed the Visigoths to settle in Thrace. After the death of Theodosius I, general Stilicho (guardian of one of Theodosius I's heirs, Honorius, who was a minor at the time of his father's death) was mostly in control of the Western Roman Empire. Stilicho was a vandal (another Germanic tribe), and the Visigoths fought under him during his reign, although Stilicho unfairly sent the Visigoths into battle first in order to weaken his army (and to protect his own), they were associated and all foederati (non-citizens of Rome, tribal groups) were persecuted after the fall of Stilicho, who was executed for conspiracy against the young emperor. Thus, the foederati were chased out of Italy and seeked out Alaric I, king of the Visigoths, who led them in battle against Rome. After sacking Rome in 410, the Visigoths were driven into Gaul by Constantius III in 412. They settled in Aquitania (Gaul). They established a kingdom in Gaul, and through conquest, they extended their territory into Hispania (modern-day Spain and Portugal). After the Battle of Vouillé in 507, when the Visigoths were defeated by Clovis I, king of the Franks, they were driven out of modern-day France and the kingdom was restricted to Hispania. The Visigoths continued to rule Hispania until the muslim invasion in 711. So, Dacia, then Rome, then Thrace, then Gaul, then Hispania.

Where did the visigoths defeat the Romans in one of the most important?

The Visigoths defeated the Romans at the Battle of Adrianople in 378. This was the second worse defeat in Roman history. Adrianople was near modern day Edirne, in European Turkey.

Why are the Visigoths important?

they rebelled against the Romans and defeated them in A.D. 378 at the battle of AdrianopleThe visigoths were a group of people from Central Europe in about the 5th century AD. They disrupted and eventually brought down the Roman Empire.

Why are Visigoths important?

they rebelled against the Romans and defeated them in A.D. 378 at the battle of AdrianopleThe visigoths were a group of people from Central Europe in about the 5th century AD. They disrupted and eventually brought down the Roman Empire.