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The Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Period: 180 to 235

    The Severan Emperors rule the Roman Empire and help to weaken it significantly.

  • 192

    Emperor Commodus is assassinated by his own bodyguards.

    Emperor Commodus is assassinated by his own bodyguards.
  • Period: 200 to 300

    Rome's economy weakens/ inflation rises.

  • Period: 200 to 500

    Germanic Tribes invade the Roman Empire.

  • 284

    Diocletian divides the empire into four parts and attempts other reforms.

    Diocletian divides the empire into four parts and attempts other reforms.
  • 312

    Constantine becomes emperor.

    Constantine becomes emperor.
  • Period: 312 to 337

    Constantine rules the empire.

  • 325

    The Council of Nicea adds to the power of the Catholic Church.

    The Council of Nicea adds to the power of the Catholic Church.
  • 330

    Contantine moves the capital to Byzantium and renames it Constantinople.

    Contantine moves the capital to Byzantium and renames it Constantinople.
  • 378

    The Visigoths defeat the Roman Army at the Battle of Adrianople.

    The Visigoths defeat the Roman Army at the Battle of Adrianople.
  • 395

    The Roman Empire is divided into two parts by Emperor Theodosuis.

    The Roman Empire is divided into two parts by Emperor Theodosuis.
  • 476

    Odoacer and the Visigoths capture the city of Rome and end the Western Roman Empire.

    Odoacer and the Visigoths capture the city of Rome and end the Western Roman Empire.