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The Battle of Lake Benacus
Battle of Lake Benacus
was fought along the banks of Lake Garda
Lake Garda
in northern Italy, which was known to the Romans as Benacus, in 268[2] or early 269 AD,[1] between the army under the command of the Roman Emperor Claudius II
Claudius II
and the Germanic tribes
Germanic tribes
of the Alamanni
Alamanni
and Juthungi.[1] Background[edit] Ιn 268, the Alamanni, who had been making incursions into Roman territory since the reign of Marcus Aurelius, had broken through the Roman frontier at the Danube
Danube
and crossed the Alps. The power struggles in Mediolanum
Mediolanum
due to Aureolus' revolt, the murder of Emperor Gallienus and the resulting confrontation between Aureolus
Aureolus
and Claudius, who had been nominated as emperor by Gallienus
Gallienus
on his death bed, forced the Romans to denude the frontier of troops.[1] Having defeated and killed Aureolus
Aureolus
in the Siege of Mediolanum
Mediolanum
Claudius led his army, together with the remnants of Aureolus' force, north to confront the Germans.[1][3][4] Battle and aftermath[edit] Details of the battle are unknown but future emperor Aurelian certainly played a part.[1] After what was described as a complete victory, Claudius assumed the title Germanicus Maximus.[1][3] Much of the German army was slaughtered on the field with the remainder retreating beyond the bounds of the empire.[4] Claudius returned to Rome after the battle to attend to affairs of state.[3] The Alemanni returned to Italy
Italy
in 271 and won a victory against Emperor Aurelian
Aurelian
at the Battle of Placentia[2] before their ultimate defeat in the Battle of Fano. References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g Watson, Alaric (1999). Aurelian
Aurelian
and the Third Century, Routledge, 1999, ISBN 0-415-30187-4. p. 43 ^ a b Jacques, Tony (2007). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: F-O. Greenwood. p. 562.  ^ a b c A'Beckett, William (1836). A Universal Biography. Isaac, Tuckey, and Company. p. 825.  ^ a b Bathurst, C. (1780). An Universal History: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Part 1, Volume 14. p. 20. 

Coordinates: 45°34′50″N 10°37′14″E / 45.58060°N 10.62053°E / 45.580

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