On This Day

Historical Events in 451 AD

  • Apr 7 Attila's Huns plunder Metz
  • May 26 The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.
  • Jun 20 Battle of the Catalaunian Plains: Roman and Visigoths forces defeat Attila the Hun in north east France
  • Jun 24 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 20 Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (Chalons-sur-Marne), halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul

Roman General Flavius Aetius
Roman General
Flavius Aetius
  • Oct 8 Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens