Sack of Rome


Sack of Rome

The city of Rome has been sacked on several occasions. Among the most famous:

*Sack of Rome (387 BC) - Rome is sacked by the Gauls after the Battle of the Allia
*Sack of Rome (410) - Rome is sacked by Alaric, King of the Visigoths
*Sack of Rome (455) - Rome is sacked by Geiseric, King of the Vandals
*Sack of Rome (546) - Rome is sacked and depopulated by Totila, King of the Ostrogoths, during the war between the Ostrogoths and the Byzantines
*Sack of Rome (846) - The Arabs attack Rome and loot old St. Peter's Basilica, though the Roman City walls prevent further damage to the city itself
*Sack of Rome (1084) - Rome is sacked by the Normans of Robert Guiscard
*Sack of Rome (1527) - Rome is sacked by the mutinous troops of Emperor Charles V

Sack of Rome may also refer to:
*"Sack of Rome", an exceptional victory in a chess tournament in Rome by Sofia Polgar

See also

* Siege of Rome


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