Migration Age Timeline

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  • 167 CE
    Marcomanni sack Aquileia.
  • 257 CE - 263 CE
    The Goths raid Greece.
  • 267 CE
    The Goths sack Athens, Corinth, Sparta, and Argos.
  • 300 CE - 700 CE
    Migration Age in Europe.
  • 367 CE
    Picts, Scots, Saxons, and Franks attack the Roman Empire.
  • 372 CE
    Huns conquer the Ostrogoths.
  • 376 CE
    The Goths cross the Danube.
  • 376 CE
    The Visigoths are fleeing the Huns, entering the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 378 CE
    Fritigern defeats Roman emperor Valens at the Battle of Adrianople.
  • 402 CE
    Ravenna becomes the capital of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 406 CE
    Vandals, Suevi, and Alans invade Gaul.
  • 410 CE
    Alaric of the Visigoths sacks Rome.
  • 418 CE
    Visigoths settle in Aquitaine.
  • 429 CE
    Vandals cross Spain to the Maghreb.
  • 450 CE
    Angles and Saxons settle Britain.
  • 451 CE
    Aetius defeats Attila of the Huns at the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields, together with Rome's allies.
  • 455 CE
    Vandals sack Rome.
  • 462 CE
    Visigoths expand into Spain.
  • 480 CE
    Julius Nepos, the last Western Roman emperor, dies. This is the `unofficial' end of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 486 CE
    Clovis I of the Franks defeats the Romans in Gaul. Founding of the Frankish kingdom.
  • 488 CE - 493 CE
    Theodoric the Great of the Ostrogoths conquers Italy.
  • 503 CE
    Clovis I converts to Christianity.
  • 507 CE
    Clovis defeats the Visigoths and drives them into the Iberian peninsula.
  • 533 CE - 534 CE
    The Vandal War launched by Emperor Justinian I, aimed a reconquering Africa from the Vandals.
  • 534 CE
    Justinian of the Byzantine Empire conquers the Vandal kingdom in Africa.
  • 535 CE - 554 CE
    The Gothic War launched by Emperor Justinian I, aimed at reconquering Italy from the Goths.
  • 536 CE - 562 CE
    The Byzantine Empire conquers Italy.
  • 554 CE
    Byzantine Empire conquers southern Iberia.
  • 568 CE - 582 CE
    Lombards invade northern Italy.
  • 571 CE
    Visigoths conquer Cordoba.
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