Battle of Ravenna (432)

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This article is about the 432 battle; see Battle of Ravenna (disambiguation) for other battles fought at this location.
Battle of Ravenna
Date 432
Location near Rimini, present-day Italy
Result Bonifacius victorious, but mortally wounded
African Field Army Bonifacius Gallic Field Army Flavius Aëtius
Commanders and leaders
Bonifacius Flavius Aëtius
Casualties and losses
Bonifacius mortally wounded, otherwise unknown unknown

The Battle of Ravenna also known as the Battle of Rimini was fought in 432 between the two strong men of the Western Roman Empire, the junior Magister Militum Flavius Aëtius and the senior Magister Militum Bonifacius (or Boniface).[1]

Bonifacius, though victorious, was mortally wounded during the battle, died several months later and was succeeded by his son, Sebastian. Aetius fled to the Huns and returned victoriously with an army. Sebastian was exiled and Aetius became the de facto ruler of the Western Roman Empire.[2]


  1. ^ The Cambridge medieval history, Vol.1, Ed. H.M.Gwatkin and J.P.Whitney, (Cambridge University Press, 1911), 410-411.
  2. ^ The Cambridge medieval history, Vol.1, 411.

Coordinates: 44°25′N 12°12′E / 44.417°N 12.200°E / 44.417; 12.200