Calendar overview 455
|Vandals under Geiseric conquer and plunder Rome .|
|455 in other calendars|
|Buddhist calendar||998/999 (southern Buddhism); 997/998 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||52nd (53rd) cycle|
|Jewish calendar||4215/16 (August 28/29)|
from urbe condita MCCVIII (1208)
Diocletian's era : 171/172 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 765/766 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 766/767 (New Year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||511/512 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- March 16 : Emperor Valentinian III. is murdered together with the chief eunuch Heraclius by followers of Flavius Aëtius, who was killed by him, in revenge when he wants to attend military exercises, whereby none of his guards intervene.
- March 17th : After the assassination of Valentinian III. Petronius Maximus becomes Western Roman Emperor. He is said to have been involved in the death of his predecessor.
- Valentinian's widow Licinia Eudoxia is forced to marry Petronius Maximus. Maximus wed his son and under-emperor Palladius to Eudoxia's daughter Eudocia .
- May 31 : Petronius Maximus, who has just been proclaimed emperor, is killed by the crowd in Rome . The vandals use the Romans' lack of leadership and the chaos in the city to attack.
- June 2nd : Rome is occupied and sacked by the Vandals for two weeks . (The term vandalism was only coined in 1794 ). Geiserich kidnaps the widowed empress Licinia Eudoxia and her daughters Eudocia and Placidia to Africa.
- July 9th : At the instigation of the Visigothic King Theodoric II in Beaucaire, Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the West and moves into Rome in September. He appoints Ricimer as his master.
- The Battle of Aylesford between the Romano-British under Vortigern and Anglo-Saxons under Hengest and Horsa ends with a victory for the Anglo-Saxons, but Horsa falls in battle.
- Leptis Magna is conquered by the Vandals.
- Skandagupta after his father's death I. Kumaragupta ruler of the Indian Gupta Empire . Reliable data and facts about his life are not known.
Date of death secured
- March 16 : Valentinian III. , Western Roman Emperor (* 419 )
- May 31 : Petronius Maximus , Western Roman Emperor (* 396 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Justa Grata Honoria , daughter of the Roman emperor Constantius III. (* 418 )
- Horsa , Germanic warrior prince in Britain
- Kumaragupta I , ruler of the Indian Gupta Empire