The Franks originally had their homes on
the east bank of the lower Rhine River. In the 5th century AD, the
Franks decided to cross the river and invaded the Western Roman
The Franks established a powerful
medieval kingdom and gave France its name.
The Franks and
Gaul, Spain, and Africa.
Goths attacked Asia Minor and Greece.
The Persians conquer
Armenia. Their king, Sapor, defeats the Roman emperor Valerian,
and takes him prisoner. General distress of the Roman empire.
Clovis I became king of the
Franks in 481. He ruled until 511. His roots were the
And here are the maps
MIGRATION OF THE FRANKS
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476 - 493
Europe in the time of Odoacer