Visual Timeline: Goths

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75 CE: Goths mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his writings.
 
98 CE: Goths mentioned by Tacitus in his work `Germania'.
 
 
238 CE: First Gothic invasion of Rome at Histia.
 
244 CE: The Battle of Misiche.
 
 
251 CE: Gothic victory over Roman army at the Battle of Abritus.
 
257 CE - 263 CE: The Goths raid Greece.
 
 
262 CE: The Library of Celsus at Ephesos destroyed by fire during invasion by the Goths.
 
267 CE: The Goths sack Athens, Corinth, Sparta, and Argos.
 
 
267 CE: The Goths plunder and destroy the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
 
 
350 CE: Christian missionary Ulfilas translates Bible from Greek to Gothic language.
 
 
367 CE - 369 CE: Roman invasions of Gothic territories.
 
370 CE: Gothic Civil War between Athanaric and Fritigern.
 
 
376 CE: The Goths cross the Danube.
 
 
376 CE: Hun invasion drives Goths toward Rome.
 
 
376 CE: Fritigern leads his people into Roman Thrace.
 
 
378 CE - 382 CE: First Gothic War with Rome.
 
378 CE: The Battle of Adrianople where Goth army defeats the Romans.
 
 
378 CE: Fritigern defeats Roman emperor Valens at the Battle of Adrianople.
 
395 CE: Epidaurus destroyed by invading Goths.
 
 
434 CE - 453 CE: Reign of Attila the Hun who divides the Goths further.
 
 
476 CE - 493 CE: Reign of Germanic king Odoacer in Italy, Visigoths given land.
 
 
493 CE - 526 CE: Reign of Theodoric the Great, the Ostrogothic king, in Italy.
 
535 CE - 554 CE: Second Gothic War with Rome.
 
552 CE: The Battle of Taginae, death of Goth general Totila.
 
 
553 CE: The Battle of Mons Lactarius; Goths defeated by the Eastern Roman Empire.
 
 
562 CE: Goths dispersed throughout Europe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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