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Battle of Ostia
Date409
LocationOstia, Italy
Result Visigothic victory
Belligerents
Visigoths Western Roman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Alaric I Unknown
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


The Battle of Ostia was fought in 409 between the Visigoths and the Western Roman Empire. The battle was part of the invasion of Italy by the Visigothic king Alaric I. Having driven the emperor Honorius into Ravenna, Alaric laid siege to Rome. In order to support his siege, Alaric attacked the nearby city of Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber. He took the city port along with a massive amount of food supplies destined for the capital. A year after seizing Ostia, Alaric sacked Rome.

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