430 - 449 A.D. - Beginning of the End for the Roman Empire...?

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(Feature Photo: Ruins of the Fortress of Anavarza, it was the principle settlement of Cilicia Secunda during the reign of Theodisuis II; Credit: Sarah Murray, Wikimedia Commons)

 

430

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire  Valentinian III is emperor of the Western Roman Empire – Celestine I is the 43rd pope/bishop of Rome

 

 

431

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France)  Theodosius II is emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire – Valentinian III is emperor of the Western Roman Empire  Celestine I is the 43rd pope/bishop of Rome

 

432

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Celestine I, the 43rd pope/bishop of Rome and Sixtus III succeeds him

July 31, Sixtus III succeeds pope Celestine I and becomes the 44th pope/bishop of Rome (Celestine I dies the next day)

August 1, Celestine I (former pope) dies 

 

433

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III is the 44th pope/bishop of Rome

 

434

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III is the 44th pope/bishop of Rome

 

435

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III is the 44th pope/bishop of Rome

 

436

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III is the 44th pope/bishop of Rome

 

437

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III is the 44th pope/bishop of Rome

 

438

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III is the 44th pope/bishop of Rome

 

439 

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III is the 44th pope/bishop of Rome

The Vandal ruler Gaiseric enters Carthage almost unopposed and plunders the city, Carthage is under Vandal rule (a Germanic people who maintained a kingdom in North Africa from 429 to 534, and who sack Rome in 455) until a Byzantine army under Belisarius enters the city unopposed in 533, the Arabs capture it in 705  (Encyclopedia Britannica)

 

440   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Sixtus III, the 44th pope/bishop of Rome dies and Leo I succeeds him

August 18, Pope Sixtus III dies and Leo I succeeds him as 45th pope/bishop of Rome

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Attila Takes on the Roman Empire

Led by Attila, the Huns devastate the Balkan region (approx. present-day Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and Thrace (approx. present-day Romania and Bulgaria) and attack Greece; Attila then extracts tribute from the Eastern Roman emperor (History of the World, Map by Map, Pg. 80)

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441

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

Germanic peoples from northern Europe begin to settle in Britain (History of the World, Map by Map, Pg.80)

 

442

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

 

443

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

 

444

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

 

445

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

 

446

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

 

447

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

 

448

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) –Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome

 

449 

RULERS & ROYALTY: Theodoric I is king of the Visigoths (modern-day southwestern France) – Theodosius II is emperor of the Roman Empire  Leo I is the 45th pope/bishop of Rome