Battle of Verona (312)

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The Battle of Verona was fought in 312 between the forces of the Roman emperors Constantine I and Maxentius.wikipedia
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Constantine the Great

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The Battle of Verona was fought in 312 between the forces of the Roman emperors Constantine I and Maxentius.
In the desperately fought encounter that followed, Ruricius was killed and his army destroyed.

Ruricius Pompeianus

Maxentius' forces were defeated, and Ruricius Pompeianus, the most senior Maxentian commander, was killed in the fighting.
While guarding the Adige and Po Rivers with the ample and well-directed forces of the province of Venetia, Pompeianus was killed by Constantine I's troops during the desperately fought Battle of Verona (312).

Battle of Turin (312)

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The way to Italy lay open for him, and shortly afterwards he destroyed a Maxentian army, whose most prominent contingent was of heavy cavalry, at Turin.
He resided there until the middle of the summer of 312 before moving on. He routed an enemy cavalry force camped near Brescia, and later won a major battle at Verona, where Maxentius' most senior general, Ruricius Pompeianus, was killed.

Cornuti

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On the relief representing the Battle of Verona (312) they are in the first lines, and they are depicted fighting with the bowmen in the relief of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.

Battle of the Milvian Bridge

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At the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, immediately outside Rome, Constantine defeated Maxentius for the final time.
He easily overran northern Italy, winning two major battles: the first near Turin, the second at Verona, where the praetorian prefect Ruricius Pompeianus, Maxentius' most senior general, was killed.

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The Battle of Verona was fought in 312 between the forces of the Roman emperors Constantine I and Maxentius.

Maxentius

Imp. Caesar M. Aurelius Valerius Maxentius AugustusMarcus Aurelius Valerius ''Maxentius'' AugustusMarcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius
The Battle of Verona was fought in 312 between the forces of the Roman emperors Constantine I and Maxentius.

Susa, Piedmont

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At the city of Segusium (Susa) he met some resistance when the defenders refused to open their gates for him.

Milan

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After this victory large areas of northern Italy, including the city of Milan, changed allegiance and Constantine was able to march further to the east where he routed an enemy cavalry force camped near Brescia.

Verona

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Following the defection of Milan to Constantine, the city of Verona became Maxentius' most important military strongpoint in the northern part of Italy.

Veneto

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Maxentius' most able general, the praetorian prefect Ruricius Pompeianus, had gathered a numerous army from the forces in the region of Venetia and concentrated it at Verona.

Etruria

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Furthermore, the cities in Etruria and Umbria declared for Constantine allowing him to march directly on Rome itself.

Umbria

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Furthermore, the cities in Etruria and Umbria declared for Constantine allowing him to march directly on Rome itself.

312

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Constantine the Great crosses the Cottian Alps with an army (40,000 men) and auxiliaries. He defeats Maxentius in three battles at Turin, Brescia and Verona. Maxentius's most senior commander Ruricius Pompeianus is killed during the fightings.

Horned helmet

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On the relief representing the Battle of Verona (312) they are in the first lines, and they are depicted fighting with the bowmen in the relief of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.

Battle of Verona

Battle of Verona (312) that pitted Constantine I against one of Maxentius's commanders

Civil wars of the Tetrarchy

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In the desperately fought encounter that followed, Ruricius was killed and his army destroyed.

German and Sarmatian campaigns of Constantine

;312: Constantine gathered a massive army, including barbarians from the recent wars (Germanic peoples and Celts brought over from Britannia), and led it into Italy, defeating his rival Maxentius at Turin, Verona, and finally at the Milvian Bridge.

Arch of Constantine

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It continues on the southern, face, with the Siege of Verona (Obsidio) on the left (South west), an event which was of great importance to the war in Northern Italy.

Campaign history of the Roman military

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Constantine then turned upon Maxentius, beating him in the Battle of Verona and the Battle of Milvian Bridge in the same year.

List of Roman wars and battles

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Battle of Verona – Constantine I defeats more forces loyal to Maxentius.