Battle of Narbonne (436)

The Siege of Narbonne was a conflict between the Visigothic Foederati of Aquitania and the Western Roman Empire.

Battle of Narbonne
Part of The Gothic War of 436
Narbonne (march 2008).jpg
View of Narbonne (Aude, France).
Date436-437 AD
Location43°11′4.99″N 3°0′13.00″E / 43.1847194°N 3.0036111°E / 43.1847194; 3.0036111Coordinates: 43°11′4.99″N 3°0′13.00″E / 43.1847194°N 3.0036111°E / 43.1847194; 3.0036111
Result Roman-Hunnic victory
Belligerents
Labarum.svg Western Roman Empire
Huns
Visigoths
Commanders and leaders
Litorius Theodoric I
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown
Battle of Narbonne (436) is located in France
Battle of Narbonne (436)
Location within France
Battle of Narbonne (436) is located in Europe without the extreme north
Battle of Narbonne (436)
Battle of Narbonne (436) (Europe without the extreme north)

HistoryEdit

The siege began in late 436 and carried over into 437, when the Roman Magister Militum Litorius arrived with a force of Huns and the Gallic Field Army.[1] Litorius surprised the Visigoths and routed their army before they could draw up a coherent battle line.[2] Prosper of Aquitaine records that to alleviate the starvation of the city, each soldier in Litorius' army was ordered to carry two measures of wheat for the citizens of Narbonne.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sidonius Apollonaris, Carmen 7.246-248
  2. ^ Prosper of Aquitaine, s.a. 436
  3. ^ Prosper of Aquitaine, s.a. 436