When did Rome fall? | live science

“The Fall of Rome” usually refers to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD. But historians disagree on the exact date and causes. And some historians claim that it lasted until the Roman Empire collapsed in the East centuries later.

At its peak around AD 100, the Roman Empire stretched from modern Britain, France, and most of Germany in the northwest to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan in the southeast, and from what is now Morocco and Spain to Romania, Armenia, and Iraq. Later emperors divided it into more manageable parts, creating the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. By the end of the fifth century AD, however, the Western Roman Empire, stretching from Britain to Italy, had collapsed and was replaced by a patchwork of “barbarian” kingdoms.

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