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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 3rd century4th century5th century
Decades: 350s 360s 370s – 380s390s 400s 410s
Years: 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389
Categories: Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments

Below are some of the important events that happened between 380 and 389.


380

  • January or February – Emperor Theodosius I is baptized.
  • February 27 – Edict of Thessalonica: Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, say that all Roman citizens should become Christians.
  • The Rock of Cashel is built in Ireland.
  • The Visigothic chieftain Fritigern dies. His rival Athanaric becomes king of the entire Gothic nation.

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Deaths

381

  • Roman Emperor Gratian moves the capital to Mediolanum (modern Milan).
  • The Visigothic chieftain Athanaric becomes the first foreign king to visit the East Roman capital of Constantinople.
  • Flavian succeeds Meletius as Patriarch of Antioch.
  • Timothy succeeds Peter as Patriarch of Alexandria.

Births

  • Helian Bobo, emperor of the Chinese Xiongnu state Xia

Deaths

382

  • Roman Emperor Gratian removes the Altar of Victory from the Senate.

Births

  • Jin Andi, emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty
  • Sima Yuanxian, regent during the Jin Dynasty

383

  • Niall of the Nine Hostages becomes the first High King of Ireland.
  • Hadrian's Wall is overrun by the Picts.
  • January 19 – Arcadius becomes Roman Emperor.
  • Roman troops in Britain call Magnus Maximus Emperor. He crosses over to the continent and makes Trier his capital.
  • King Ardashir II dies after a 4-year reign. He is succeeded by his son Shapur III.

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Deaths

384

  • Magnus Maximus returns to Britain to help them with the Barbarians raids.
  • An edict of Theodosius I closes pagan temples in the Nile Valley.
  • King Shapur III signs a treaty with Theodosius I. Armenia is divided in two kingdoms.
  • December 17 – Pope Siricius succeeds Damasus I as the 38th pope.

Births

  • September 9 – Honorius, Roman Emperor
  • Chu Lingyuan, last empress of the Jin Dynasty
  • Maria, empress and daughter of Stilicho
  • Sengzhao, Chinese Buddhist
  • Wang Shen'ai, empress of the Jin Dynasty

Deaths

  • December 11 – Pope Damasus I
  • Chu Suanzi, empress of the Jin Dynasty
  • Geungusu, king of Baekje
  • Murong Hong, founder of the Xianbei state Western Yan

385

  • Jinsa of Baekje becomes the 16th king of the ancient Korean kingdom of Baekje.
  • Copper extraction and casting begins in the mines of Kansanshi in southernmost Africa.
  • Ammianus Marcellinus begins writing a history covering the years 96 to 378.
  • The Serapeum in Alexandria is destroyed.
  • Aurelios Zopyros becomes the last reported athlete at the Ancient Olympic Games.

Births

Deaths

  • Aelia Flaccilla, Roman empress and wife of Theodosius I
  • Chimnyu, king of Baekje (Korea)
  • Dao An, Buddhist monk of the Jin Dynasty
  • Fú Jiān, emperor of the Chinese Di state Former Qin
  • Murong Wei, emperor of the Xianbei state Former Yan

386

  • The Greuthungi cross the Danube to raid the Roman garrisons.
  • Magnus Maximus invades Italy.
  • The Northern Wei Dynasty begins in China.

Births

Deaths

  • Cyril of Jerusalem, theologian and saint
  • Duan Sui, ruler of the Western Yan
  • Fu Pi, emperor of the Former Qin
  • Jin Feidi, emperor of the Jin Dynasty
  • Murong Chong, emperor of the Western Yan
  • Murong Yao, emperor of the Western Yan
  • Murong Yi, ruler of the Western Yan
  • Murong Zhong, emperor of the Western Yan

387

  • Spring – Emperor Theodosius I increases the taxes in Antioch. The peasants start a riot.
  • Magnus Maximus invades Italy. Emperor Valentinian II, age 16, is forced out of Rome.
  • Winter – Emperor Theodosius I takes Valentinian II into protection.

Deaths

388

Births

  • Yao Hong, emperor of the Chinese Qiang state Later Qin

Deaths

  • Flavius Victor, son of Magnus Maximus and co-emperor
  • Qifu Guoren, ruler of the Xianbei state Western Qin
  • Shapur III, king of the Sassanid Empire

389

Births

  • Geiseric, king of the Vandals and Alans

Deaths

  • Mao, Chinese empress and wife of Fu Deng
  • January 25 – Gregory Nazianzus, theologian

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