552 in history

552 events chronologically

Jul 1 Battle of Taginae: Byzantine forces under Narses defeat the Ostrogoths in Italy. During the fightings king Totila is mortally wounded

Died in 552

Jul 1 Totila the penultimate King of the Ostrogoths, reigning from 541 to 552 A skilled military and political leader, Totila reversed the tide of Gothic War, recovering by 543 almost all the territories in Italy that the Eastern Roman Empire had captured from his Kingdom in 540.