Battle of Rimini (432)

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Battle of Rimini
Date 432
Location Near Rimini, present-day Italy
Result Bonifacius victorious, but mortally wounded
Commanders and leaders
Bonifacius Flavius Aetius
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Bonifacius mortally wounded Unknown

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 and died several months later. He 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