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Ostrogoths The Goths were Germanic people who probably migrated from Southern Scandinavia some time before the time of Christ By the third century the Goths had settled in the areas around the Black Sea Those who settled in the area of the modern Ukraine came to be known as Ostrogoths The Goths were divided into Ostrogoths and Visigoths The name Ostrogoths means the Eastern Goths The Ostrogoths developed a huge empire north of the Black Sea These Goths caused a lot of trouble during the third century The Ostrogoths invasions helped them move farther into the Roman Empire They invaded such people as the Burgundians on the Main River the Saxons on the Weser the Lombards in Silesia and other tribes By the end of the third century there wasnt much difference between civilization and barbarism When the Huns came into Europe about 370 AD many of the Ostrogoths were conquered and made to help their conquerors They joined Atilla the Hun in his battle against Gaul in 451 and many of them were killed by the Visigoths at the Battle of Chalons The Ostrogoths remained under the Hunnic Empires rule for eighty years until its dissolution in 454 The Ostrogoths finally fought back and they regained their independence The Ostrogoths became Roman allies Their new leader 1 was Theodoric Theodoric was sent to Italy in 488 to attack Odoacer a German usurper in 489 The Eastern Emperor Zeno helped Theodoric with this invasion As a reward Theodoric moved the Ostrogoths west took over the throne and became king He started his reign in 493 Theodoric remained king for a full generation and because he was so capable and prosperous he was sometimes called Theodoric the Great He reigned from 493 to 526 AD He died in 526 1 and the disruption in Italy became so bad that in 535 the Byzantines had to conquer the peninsula The Byzantines broke
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