Battle of Argentovaria


Battle of Argentovaria

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Argentovaria

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partof=Roman-Alamanni conflict
date=May 378
place= Argentovaria, near Colmar, France
result=Roman victory
combatant1=Roman Empire
combatant2=Lentienses
commander1=Gratian, Naniemus, Mallobaudes
commander2=Priarius
strength1=
strength2=
casualties1=
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The Battle of Argentovaria was fought in May 378 between the Roman emperor Gratian and the invading army of the Lentienses, at Argentovaria (near Colmar, France). With this defeat, the Lentienses disappear from history.

The king of Lentienses, Priarius, died during the battle. Gratian, who had given the command of the army for the battle to Naniemus and Mallobaudes, gained the title of "Alemannicus Maximus".

References

* Ammianus Marcellinus XV 4 and XXXI 10


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