"The City which had taken the whole world was itself taken." - St. Jerome
August 24, 410- The Visigoths, led by Alaric, sack Rome, the first time the city had been had been taken in 800 years. Though no longer the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the sack of Rome shocked the world and is seen as a major step towards the collapse of the Western Empire.
Sack of Rome by the Visigoths on 24 August 410 by Joseph-Noël Sylvestre