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What Happened in 455 AD

Historical Events in 455 AD

  • Mar 17 Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
  • Jun 2 King Gaiseric and the Vandals sack Rome - Rome looted for 14 days
  • Jul 9 Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire

Famous People Who Died in 455 AD

  • Mar 16 Valentinian III, Roman Emperor (425-55), assassinated at 35
  • May 31 Petronius Maximus, Roman senator, Emperor of Rome (455), lynched by an angry mob trying to escape Rome at 58 or 59