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Alaric

[al-er-ik]
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noun
  1. a.d. c370–410, king of the Visigoths: captured Rome 410.
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  • How many years separated the capture of Rome by Alaric from its capture by the Gauls?

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • On August 10, 410, Rome was stormed by Alaric, and the suburbs devastated.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani

  • And when Alaric learned this, he summoned Theoderic as quickly as possible.

    Procopius

    Procopius

  • Alaric (son-in-law of Theodoric), defeated and killed by Clovis at Poitiers, 9; 52.

  • Alaric had conquered Rome, but Alaric had died immediately afterward.


British Dictionary definitions for alaric

Alaric

noun
  1. ?370–410 ad, king of the Visigoths, who served under the Roman emperor Theodosius I but later invaded Greece and Italy, capturing Rome in 410
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Word Origin and History for alaric

Alaric

Visigothic masc. proper name, literally "all-ruler," from Proto-Germanic *ala- "all" (see all) + *rikja "rule" (see rich).

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