The Decline and Fall of Rome

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  • 180

    A.D. 180

    A.D. 180
    During this time, Marcus Aurelius died. His son, Commodus, became emperor.
  • 192

    A.D. 192

    A.D. 192
    The emperor's bodyguard killed him. After Commodus, emperors called the Severans ruled Rome.
  • 200

    A.D. 200'S

    A.D. 200'S
    Rome's economy began to fall apart.
  • 235

    A.D. 235

    A.D. 235
    When the last Severan ruler died, Rome's government became very weak.
  • 284

    A.D. 284

    A.D. 284
    A general named Diocletian became emperor. He divided it into four parts and named officials to rule these areas but kept authority over all.
  • 300

    Late A.D. 300's

    Late A.D. 300's
    The Huns entered the Eastern Europe and defeated the Ostrogoths.
  • 305

    A.D. 305

    A.D. 305
    Diocletian retired from office
  • 312

    A.D. 312

    A.D. 312
    Another general named Constantine became emperor.
  • 337

    A.D. 337

    A.D. 337
    When Constantine died, fighting broke out again. A new emperor called Theodosius finally gained control and ended the fighting.
  • 378

    A.D. 378

    A.D. 378
    The Visigoths defeated the Roman legions at the Battle of Adrianople.
  • 395

    A.D. 395

    A.D. 395
    The Roman Empire split into two separate empires
  • 406

    A.D. 406

    A.D. 406
    In the winter, the Rhine River in Western Europe froze. Germanic groups crossed the frozen river and entered Gaul.
  • 410

    A.D. 410

    A.D. 410
    The Visigoth leader Alaric and his soldiers captured Rome itself.
  • 455

    A.D. 455

    A.D. 455
    The Vandals entered Rome
  • 550

    A.D. 550

    A.D. 550
    The Western Roman Empire had faded away.