When did Rome fall? | live science

The “Fall of Rome” usually refers to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century AD, but historians disagree on the exact date or its causes. And some historians argue that the Roman Empire lasted until it fell centuries later in the East.

At its peak around AD 100, the Roman Empire stretched from modern Britain, France, and much of Germany in the northwest to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan in the southeast, and from present-day Morocco and Spain to Romania, Armenia, and Iraq. Later emperors split it up into more manageable chunks, resulting in the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. But by the end of the fifth century AD, the Western Roman Empire from Britain to Italy had collapsed and been replaced by a patchwork of “barbarian” kingdoms.

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