- 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
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On August 10, 410, Rome was stormed by Alaric, and the suburbs devastated.Pagan and Christian Rome
And when Alaric learned this, he summoned Theoderic as quickly as possible.Procopius
Alaric (son-in-law of Theodoric), defeated and killed by Clovis at Poitiers, 9; 52.Our Fathers Have Told Us
Alaric had conquered Rome, but Alaric had died immediately afterward.
- ?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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