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<325-349   A.D. 350-374     375-399>
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Saxon Raids
Visigothic Raids on the Roman Empire, Early (Athanaric) (Theodosius I)
Visigothic Raids on the Roman Empire, Early (Athanaric) (Theodosius I)
Roman Civil War Roman Civil War Roman-Gothic War, Fourth Roman Wars with the Quadi and Sarmatians
Roman Civil War Roman Civil War
Roman Civil War
Roman-Persian War
Gupta Dynasty, Conquests of the
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Emperor Constans was killed in 350 by his troops and an officer named Magnentius took control of his army.  Constantius II fought and defeated Magnentius and was able to take control of the whole Roman empire.  In Britain, Saxon raids continued.  In the east, Shapur II took Mesopotamia while Constantius was in Italy.  Constantius commanded his cousin Julian to leave Gaul and fight Shapur II.  Julian's troops refused to go and declared Julian emperor.  Constantius, who had been travelling to Mesopotamia, turned west to face Julian in battle.  While marching towards each other, Constantius died of illness.  Before his death, he named Julian as his successor.  Julian, was unable to defeat Shapur II and died during a battle in the east.  Visigothic raids in the eastern Roman empire continued as well.  Finally, in 364, Procopius rebelled against the new eastern emperor Valens and, with Visigoth help, took the Balkans.  Procopius was then defeated by a Syrian army and the Goths were punished by Valens.  A Gothic civil war followed this turn of events.  During the time of Procopius' rebellion, Roman troops in Britain had to be returned to Italy to fight barbarian invasions.  Thus, in 367, the weakened leaders of Roman Britain were killed by the Saxons and the local population abandoned the countryside and fled to the walled cities of Britain.  Meanwhile, Huns from the east had been pushing the Visigoths south and west.  This forced the Visigoths into battle with the Romans.  Valens defeated them and forced them north of the Danube.  The Ostrogoths were also under pressure from the Huns and were given permission to settle in Thrace.  The Quadi, another Germanic tribe, had been pushed by the Huns into Dacia. Roman forces began to encroach on Quadi land and their leader was killed when he complained.  A rebellion resulted with the Sarmatians joining the Quadi.  Theodosius of Rome defeated the Sarmatians.  In India, Samudragupta continued his conquests to expand the kingdom of Magadha.

Notable Battles
351 Mursa (Osijek, Yugoslavia) between Magnentius and Constantius II.


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