Siege of Autun

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Coordinates: 46°57′N 4°18′E / 46.95°N 4.3°E / 46.95; 4.3

Siege of Autun
Part of the Roman-Alamanni conflict (Roman-Germanic wars)
Date 356
Location Autun, Gallia Lugdunensis, modern  France
Result Roman victory
Western Roman Empire Alamanni
Commanders and leaders
Julian the Apostate Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

In 356 AD, Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate received a report that Augustodunum (Autun) was under attack by a group of Alamanni and that as a result of the poor state of repair of the walls, the city was in danger of falling. He marched to Autun and relieved the siege.[1]


  1. ^ Goldsworthy, Adrian. In the Name of Rome, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003, p. 343