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The Visigoths were a division of the Goths, one of the most important groups of Germans. Having settled in the region West of the Black Sea in the 3d cent. A.D., the Goths soon split into two divisions, the Ostrogoths and the Visigoths.

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378        Aug 9, In the Battle of Adrianople the Visigoth Calvary defeated Roman Army.
    (MC, 8/9/02)

402        Apr 6, Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beat the Visigoths.
    (MC, 4/6/02)

410        Aug 18, King Alaric I's Visigoths occupied and plundered Rome. [see Aug 24]
    (PC, 1992, p.50)

410        Aug 24, Rome was overrun by the Visigoths, an event that symbolized the fall of the Western Roman Empire. German barbarians sacked Rome [see Aug 18].
    (V.D.-H.K.p.87)(AP, 8/24/97)(HN, 8/24/98)

451        Jun 20, Roman and Barbarian warriors halted Attila’s army at the Catalaunian Plains (Catalarinische Fields) in eastern France. Attila the Hun was defeated by a combined Roman and Visigoth army. The Huns moved south into Italy but were defeated again.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.88)(HN, 6/20/98)

587        Recared, Leovigild's heir, was converted to Catholicism and removed the barriers between Goths and the Hispano-Romans.

633        In Spain the 4th Synod of Toledo took on the right to confirm elected kings. Jews were obliged to be baptized. The vernacular language, of Latin origin, prevailed over that of the Visigoths.

711        Jul 19, The Muslim troops crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and defeated the Visigoth king Rodrigo at the battle of Guadalete. Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupied Northern Spain. The Umayyads with the help of the Berbers in North Africa moved across the Strait of Gibraltar and began the conquest of Spain and Portugal. The word Gibraltar comes from the term Jabal-al-Tarik, which means the hill of Tarik. Gebel-al-Tarik means "Rock of Tarik."
    (ATC, p.79)(SFEC, 9/29/96, Z1 p.2)(www.sispain.org/english/history/visigoth.html)

712        Muza ben-Nosair completed the Muslim conquest. End of Visigothic period.

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