Alaric I
Alaric I
King of the Visigoths
Reign 395 - 410
Succession The Visigoths proclaimed Alaric as their king after the division of the Roman Empire in 395. [1]
Successor Athaulf
Alternative Names Alareiks (Got.), Alarico I (Span. Port.)
Issue Theodoric I (illegitimate son or his son-in-law) [2]
House Balti
Father Athanaric or Rothesteus
Born c. 370
Peuce Island, Dobruja
Died 410 (probably of fever)
Cosenza, Calabria [3]
Religion Arianism

Regnal Titles
First king King of the Visigoths
395 - 410
Succeeded by


  • Herwig Wolfram, History of the Goths, trans. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988
  • Erik Durschmied, From Armageddon to the Fall of Rome, chapter 17, London: Coronet, 2002


  1. Wolfram 1988, p. 145-146
  2. Wolfram 1988, p. 33
  3. Durschmied 2002, p. 401