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The 490s decade ran from January 1, 490, to

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  • Corn rises to a terrible famine price, and before the end of the siege of Ravenna the inhabitants feed on the hides of animals; many of them perish of hunger.
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  • February 25Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege, and agrees to a mediated peace with Theodoric the Great. He steadily consolidates his rule and provides security for the local population. His achievement is to manage the transformation of Italy from being the center of a fractured Roman Empire to a successful and independent Ostrogothic Kingdom.[3]
  • Onoulphus, brother of Odoacer, is killed during the siege of Ravenna by archers while seeking refuge in a church.
  • March 15 – Odoacer is invited to a banquet organised in order to celebrate the peace treaty. During the festivities, Odoacer is killed by Theodoric the Great. His body is skillfully sliced in half in full view of his guests. A massacre of Odoacer's soldiers and supporters follows.
  • Theodoric the Great allies with the Franks and marries Audofleda, sister of Clovis I. He also marries his own female relatives to princes or kings of the Burgundians, Vandals and Visigoths, establishing a political alliance with the Germanic kingdoms in the West.
  • Clovis I marries the Burgundian princess Clotilde, age 18; she is brought up in the Catholic faith and is the daughter of King Chilperic II. Her father is murdered in the same year by his brother Gundobad.
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  • The Shaolin Temple (Henan) is founded (according to the Jiaqing Chongxiu Yitongzhi). For alternate founding date, see 477 or 495).

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ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ Leemans, Johan; Matz, Brian J.; Verstraeten, Johan (2011). Reading Patristic Texts on Social Ethics: Issues and Challenges for the Twenty-First Century. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press. p. 56. ISBN 9780813218595.
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  7. ^ Martin, Peter (1997). The Chrysanthemum Throne: A History of the Emperors of Japan. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press. p. 33. ISBN 9780824820299.
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  9. ^ Penn, Imma (2007). Dogma Evolution & Papal Fallacies. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. p. 223. ISBN 9781452059945.
  10. ^ Nicholson, Oliver (2018). The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 1631–1632. ISBN 9780192562463.
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  13. ^ McNally, Frank (31 May 2018). "The Birdman of Glendalough – An Irishman's Diary about St Kevin". The Irish Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  14. ^ Doe, Paula; Dee, Paula; Ōtomo, Yakamochi (1982). A Warbler's Song in the Dusk: The Life and Work of Ōtomo Yakamochi (718-785). Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press. p. 6. ISBN 9780520043466.
  15. ^ Knechtges, David R.; Taiping, Chang (2014). Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature (vol. 2): A Reference Guide, Part Two. II. Leiden, Boston: BRILL. p. 1282. ISBN 9789004201644.