Battle of Thessalonica (380)

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Battle of Thessalonica
Datesummer or autumn 380
near Thessalonica, Macedonia
Result Gothic victory
Eastern Roman Empire Goths
Commanders and leaders
Theodosius I Fritigern

The Battle of Thessalonica was fought in the summer or autumn of 380 by Fritigern's Goths and a Roman army led by Theodosius I. Reconstituted after Adrianople, the Eastern Roman army suffered another major defeat. Theodosius retreated to Thessalonica and surrendered control of operations to the Western Emperor, Gratian.


  • Peter Heather, 1996. The Goths, Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 0-631-16536-3.

Coordinates: 40°38′25″N 22°56′38″E / 40.6403°N 22.9439°E / 40.6403; 22.9439