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450s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 4th century5th century6th century
Decades: 420s 430s 440s450s460s 470s 480s
Years: 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459
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This is a list of events occurring in the 450s, ordered by year.

450

By place

Roman Empire

Europe

Persia

Asia

By topic

Agriculture

Exploration and Colonization

451

By place

Roman Empire

Europe

Persia

By topic

Religion

452

By place

Roman Empire

Britannia

China

453

By place

Roman Empire

Europe

Asia


454

By place

Roman Empire

Europe

455

By place

Roman Empire

Britannia

Asia

Mesoamerica

By topic

Commerce

  • trade as Romans and other citizens desert their towns for the countryside, where they will be less vulnerable against barbarian raids (approximate date).

Medicine

456

By place

Roman Empire

  • March – Emperor Marcian sends an embassy to Carthage to end the Vandal raids in the Mediterranean from their strongholds in North Africa and quells disturbances on the Armenian frontier.
  • Emperor Avitus sends a Germanic naval expedition under command of Ricimer to defend Sicily. They defeat the Vandals twice; on land near Agrigento and in a sea battle off Corsica.
  • Summer – Capua is destroyed by the Vandals. Ricimer is unable to end piracy in the western Mediterranean. Backed by his popularity, he gains the consent of the Senate for an expedition against Avitus.
  • September 17Remistus, Roman general (magister militum), is besieged with a Gothic force at Ravenna and later executed in the Palace in Classis, outside the city.
  • Gallaecia); this shatters the power of the Suebi. During the battle Rechiar is captured and later executed.
  • October 17 – Battle of Placentia: Ricimer, supported by Majorian (comes domesticorum), defeats near Piacenza (northern Italy) the usurper Avitus. They compel him to renounce the purple and Avitus is obliged to become bishop of Piacenza.
  • October 28 – The Visigoths brutally sack the Suebi's capital of Braga (modern Portugal), churches are burnt to the ground.

Britannia

Asia

  • Emperor Ankō is after a 10-year reign assassinated by the 10-year-old Mayowa no Ōkimi (prince Mayowa) in retaliation for the execution of his father. He is succeeded by his brother Yūryaku and becomes the 21st emperor of Japan.

457

By place

Roman Empire

Europe

Persia

By topic

Religion

458

By place

Roman Empire

Europe

By topic

Exploration and Colonization

Religion

459

By place

Roman Empire

Britannia

Europe

Asia


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Ronald Grigor Suny, The Making of the Georgian Nation, (Indiana University Press, 1994), 23.
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