Battle of Verona (489)

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Battle of Verona
Part of the Roman-Germanic wars
Date 489 CE
Location Verona, modern  Italy
Result Ostrogothic victory
Belligerents
Heruls
Scirians
Ostrogoths
Rugians
Commanders and leaders
Odoacer Theoderic the Great
Strength
20,000-25,000 20,000
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Battle of Verona was fought on September 30 489 between the Ostrogothic leader Theoderic the Great and the Germanic King of Italy Odoacer. Theoderic personally led his troops in battle, and achieved a decisive victory. Odoacer was subsequently forced to flee to Ravenna, and Theoderic was free to capture Pavia and Milan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the Goths. University of California Press. 13 February 1990. Retrieved 5 April 2012.