456 in history

456 events chronologically

Sep 17 Remistus, Roman general (magister militum), is besieged by a Gothic force at Ravenna and later executed in the Palace in Classis, outside the city
Oct 5 The Visigoths under king Theodoric II, acting on orders of the Roman emperor Avitus, invade Iberia with an army of Burgundians, Franks and Goths, led by the kings Chilperic I and Gondioc. They defeat the Suebi under king Rechiar on the river Urbicus near Astorga (Gallaecia)
Oct 16 Magister militum Ricimer defeats Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire
Oct 17 Battle of Placentia: Ricimer, supported by Majorian (comes domesticorum), defeats the Roman usurper Avitus near Piacenza (Northern Italy)
Oct 28 The Visigoths brutally sack the Suebi's capital of Braga (Portugal), and the town's churches are burnt to the ground

Born in 456

Sep 17 Remistus a general of the Western Roman Empire, commander-in-chief of the army under Emperor Avitus.

Died in 456

Oct 17 Avitus Western Roman Emperor from 8 or 9 July 455 to 17 October 456. He was a senator and a high-ranking officer both in the civil and military administration, as well as Bishop of Piacenza