Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Alabama to Anderson, Dame Judith

Alaric

visigothic roman king

Alaric, name of 2 Visigothic kings. Alaric I (c. A.D. 370–410) was commander of the Visigothic auxiliaries under the Roman Emperor Theodosius, upon whose death Alaric was proclaimed king of the Visigoths. After invading Greece and northern Italy, he captured and sacked Rome in 410. Alaric II (d. 507), ruled Spain and South Gaul from 484 and in 506 issued the Breviary of Alaric, a Visigothic code of Roman law, for his Roman subjects. He was slain in battle by Clovis I, king of the Franks.

See also: Goths.

Alaska [next] [back] Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or