Rome has gotten previously sacked in 387BC at the hands of the Gauls from France. They defeated Rome and Rome was forced to pay a ransom to get the Gauls to leave. Rome was also suffering from a plague and physical and political decline. Later, they were attacked by the invaders on the aristocratic residences when they were in a terrible situation.
The Visigoths started to rise dramatically from376AD, due to the rapid development of technology and sophistication. Its influence was greater than Rome. Because the Visigoths were looking to expand territories, Rome was one of their targets.
In 401AD, Alaric began his first invasion of Italy, the heart of the western Roman empire, but was defeated by Roman general Flavius Stilicho. The Visigoths went on their second attempt to Italy. Romans had a garrison of less than 1000 men when Alaric had an army of 40000.
Honorius, the Roman emperor, attacked Alaricand his men by setting up a trap in 410AD. The plan failed and backfired.Alaric and the Visigoths attacked Rome for the third time. Buildings were ransacked, captives and valuables were taken, and many were killed.
Honorius, the Roman emperor, attacked Alaric and his men by setting up a trap in 410AD. The plan failed and backfired. Alaric and the Visigoths attacked Rome for the third time. Buildings were ransacked, captives and valuables were taken, and many were killed.
Later in 410AD, Alaric died of natural causes and the Visigoths retreated. Rome’s population had decreased from 800,000 to 500,000. Because the empire had been terribly weakened, In 455AD, another sack of Rome occurred by the Vandals and finally at 476AD, the roman empire collapsed.