Middle Ages

Mausoleum of Theodoric (king of Ostroghots) in Ravenna

Theodoric the Great as king of Italy (493 – 526)

King Theodoric led 100,000 Ostrogoths to Italy, about 20,000 of them were warriors. He settled them exclusively in northern Italy, on the former fiefs...
Map of Germanic tribes in 480 AD created by Thomas Lessman

Ostrogoths prior to their arrival in Italy

The Ostrogothic king Hermanarich (also Ermanaric 350 – 375 AD) formed a tribal alliance in the 4th century. It was composed of Germanic, Sarmatian...
Drawing shows bishop Ulfilas talking to Goths

Short historical facts about origin of the Goths and their migration

The Goths were part of the East Germanic tribes. Their ancient homeland was in Scandinavia. Jordanes, the bishop of Kroton, who claimed to be...

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