Battle of Arles (435)

The Battle of Arles was fought between the Visigoths and the Western Roman Empire in 435. The Visigoths and the Romans had previously been in peace after having fought each other at Arles in 425, but in 435 the Visigothic king Theodoric I again broke the peace treaty and invaded Gaul, laying siege to Arles once more. He was however defeated and driven away by the Romans under the leadership of Flavius Aetius and his largely Hunnic army. Two years later, Theodoric was defeated at a decisive battle at Narbonne.

Battle of Arles
Date435
Location
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
Belligerents
Visigoths Western Roman Empire
Huns
Commanders and leaders
Theodoric I Flavius Aetius
Attila
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

SourcesEdit

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