378 in history

378 events chronologically

Jan 16 General Siyaj K'ak' conquers Tikal, enlarging the domain of King Spearthrower Owl of Teotihuacán
Aug 9 Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople – A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths. Valens is killed along with over half of his army

Born in 378

Jan 16 Chak Tok Ich'aak I an early Maya king of Mutal. He is one of Tikal's best known kings, with his name recorded on a number of ceramic pieces and a stela, with the possibility of a second stela also being attributed to him
Aug 9 Traianus (magister peditum) a Roman general under Emperor Valens with whom he died in the battle of Adrianople.

Died in 378

Aug 9 Valens the Eastern Roman Emperor from 364 to 378. He was given the eastern half of the empire by his brother Valentinian I after the latter's accession to the throne. Valens, sometimes known as the Last True Roman, was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople, which marked the beginning of the collapse of the decaying Western Roman Empire