What Happened in 456 AD

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Gallo-Roman scholar Sidonius Apollinaris recites a panegyric in verse in honor of the Emperor Avitus in Rome
  • Apr 5 Saint Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop
  • Oct 16 Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire