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An infuriated Roman mob tears Telemachus, a Christian monk, to pieces for trying to stop a gladiators' fight in the public arena held in Rome. (1. January 404)

Galla Placidia, half-sister of Emperor Honorius, is married to the Visigothic king Ataulf at Narbonne. The wedding is celebrated with Roman festivities and magnificent gifts from the Gothic booty. (1. January 414)

Emperor Honorius forces Galla Placidia into marriage to Constantius, his famous general (magister militum). (1. January 417)

Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire. (9. January 475)

Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine emperor. He died ten months later. (18. January 474)

Vandal king Huneric organises a conference between Catholic and Arian bishops at Carthage. (1. February 481)

Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. (7. February 457)

Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. (8. February 421)

Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. (9. February 474)

King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians. (24. February 484)

Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theodoric the Great. (25. February 493)

The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia. (27. February 425)

Gundobad (nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire. (3. March 473)

Emperor Valentinian III is assassinated by two Hunnic retainers while training with the bow on the Campus Martius (Rome). (16. March 455)

Petronius Maximus becomes, with support of the Roman Senate, emperor of the Western Roman Empire. (17. March 455)

Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend. (25. March 421)

Majorian is acclaimed emperor by the Roman army. (1. April 457)

Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia. (6. April 402)

Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul. (7. April 451)

Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position. (9. April 475)

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