Siege of Senonae

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Coordinates: 48°12′00″N 3°17′00″E / 48.2°N 3.283333°E / 48.2; 3.283333

Siege of Senonae
Part of Roman-Alamanni conflict
Date 356
Location Senonae, 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 over-wintered in Senonae (possibly modern Sens) in Gaul. Following desertions from his German federated troops, hostile Germanic warbands learned that his force was under-strength and moved to attack the town. However, they were not able to break into the town, lacking advanced siegecraft, and could only prevent Julian from venturing outside the walls. After a month, they withdrew.[1]


  1. ^ Goldsworthy, Adrian. In the Name of Rome, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003, p. 345