The Ostrogoths originated in present-day Ukraine, where they built a large empire led by King Ermanaric.
Their kingdom was eventually conquered by the Huns, though.
The downfall of their kingdom ledtheir king to commitsuicide, granting the Hunsfurther power over theOstrogoth people until...
The Hun empire collapses, leaving the Ostrogoths torebuild their own empire.
The Ostrogoths killed the leader of Italy and conquered Italy afterabout 30 years of seclusion.However, in 535 a war on theOstrogoths began by the emperor Justinian and lasted 20 years, ending in the Ostrogoths losingcontrol of Italy. It was notlong before the Ostrogoth peopleas a whole died off.