Siege of Arles (425)

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The Battle of Arles was fought between the Visigoths and a Roman-Hunnic alliance in 425. The Visigoths and the Romans had previously been in peace, but in 425 the Visigothic king Theodoric I broke the peace treaty and invaded Gaul, laying siege to Arles. He was however defeated and driven away by the Romans under the leadership of Flavius Aetius and their Hunnic allies. Theodoric thereafter made peace again, instead turning his sights on the Vandals in Hispania. Theodoric was finally defeated at Narbonne in 437.

Siege of Arles
Arelate, Gallia Viennensis II (now Arles, France)
43°40′37″N 4°37′41″E / 43.677°N 4.628°E / 43.677; 4.628Coordinates: 43°40′37″N 4°37′41″E / 43.677°N 4.628°E / 43.677; 4.628
Result Roman-Hunnic victory
Visigoths Labarum.svg Western Roman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Theodoric I Flavius Aetius
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


  • Jaques, Tony (2007). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: A-E. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0313335370.