Find out what all happened in the first half of the 5. century

An infuriated Roman mob tears Telemachus, a Christian monk, to pieces for trying to stop a gladiators' fight in the public arena held in Rome. (1. January 404)

Galla Placidia, half-sister of Emperor Honorius, is married to the Visigothic king Ataulf at Narbonne. The wedding is celebrated with Roman festivities and magnificent gifts from the Gothic booty. (1. January 414)

Emperor Honorius forces Galla Placidia into marriage to Constantius, his famous general (magister militum). (1. January 417)

Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. (8. February 421)

The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia. (27. February 425)

Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend. (25. March 421)

Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia. (6. April 402)

Nestorius becomes Patriarch of Constantinople. (10. April 428)

Peloponnesian War: Lysander's Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the war ends. (25. April 404. BC)

Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, who are plundered by the Visigoths. (8. May 413)

Emperor Theodosius II married Aelia Eudocia. The wedding was celebrated at Constantinople (Byzantine Empire). (7. June 421)

The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy. (9. June 411. BC)

Emperor Valentinian III, begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome. (2. July 437)

Emperor Theodosius II, age 13, yields power to his older sister Aelia Pulcheria, who reigned as regent and proclaimed herself empress (Augusta) of the Eastern Roman Empire. (4. July 414)

Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt. (3. August 435)

Gothic king Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by Roman general Stilicho and 12,000 "barbarians" are incorporated into the Roman army or sold as slaves. (23. August 406)

The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome. (24. August 410)

Pulcheria becomes empress of the Byzantine Empire after her brother Theodosius II is killed during an hunting accident. She marries the Illyrian (or Thracian) senator Marcian who is crowned as emperor. (25. August 450)

The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days. (27. August 410)

Galla Placidia, wife of the Emperor Constantius III, becomes a widow for the second time when he dies suddenly of an illness. (2. September 421)

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