Battle of Brumath

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Coordinates: 48°43′58″N 7°42′33″E / 48.732778°N 7.709167°E / 48.732778; 7.709167

Battle of Brumath
Part of Roman-Alamanni conflict
Haut Koenigsbourg 08.jpg
Bas-Rhin (Lower Rhine) seen from Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Date 356
Location Brocomagus, Gallia Lugdunensis
modern Bas-Rhin, Alsace,  France
Result Roman victory
Belligerents
Roman Empire Alamanni
Commanders and leaders
Julian the Apostate Unknown
Strength
13,000 Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Brumath in AD 356 was part of Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate's campaigns against the Germanic tribes. Following the Battle of Reims, Julian's forces pursued several Germanic war bands through the Gallic countryside. Outside Brocomagus (Brumath), one war band met Julian in open battle and the Romans were victorious. Although casualties were not numerous,[1] the Germanic defeat was sufficiently great to have a deterrent effect on other tribal groups in the area, and to partially restore order.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldsworthy, In the Name of Rome, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003
  2. ^ Goldsworthy, In the Name of Rome, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003,