5th century

Europe in 450
Europe in 450

The 5th century is the period from 401 - 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era.

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Overview

The events for which the 5th century is best known for is the Fall of Rome to Germanic tribes, ending the 600-year rule of the Romans in Western Europe. The Roman Empire continued as the Byzantine Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean until 1453. Other notable events include the founding of Chichen Itza and the writing of The City of God by St. Augustine.

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Events

Romulus Augustus, Last Western Roman Emperor
Romulus Augustus, Last Western Roman Emperor
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Significant persons

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Inventions, discoveries, introductions

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Decades and years

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