Europe 433: Aetius vs Sebastianus

Political map of Europe & the Mediterranean on 15 May 433 (Theodosian Dynasty: Fall of Africa: Aetius vs Sebastianus), showing the following events: Sebastianus; Exile of Aetius; Aetius vs Sebastianus; Censurius–Hermeric Treaty.

Soon after his victory over Aetius at the Battle of Rimini (432) Bonifatius died of wounds sustained in the fighting and was succeeded by his son-in-law Sebastianus. Meanwhile, Aetius, who had fled to the land of the Huns, secured the support of the Hunnic king Rugila, allowing him to return to Italy with Hunnic support in 433. Unable to organize a force to oppose him, Sebastianus was deposed and Aetius once again became supreme commander in the Western Empire.

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432 Sebastianus

Despite his victory over Aetius at Rimini (432), the magister militum Bonifatius was seriously wounded during the battle and within a few months he was dead. Bonifatius was succeeded as supreme commander of the Western Roman forces by his son-in-law Sebastianus, “an able advisor and an active soldier” but not necessarily a good leader. in wikipedia

432 Exile of Aetius

After the Battle of Rimini (432) Flavius Aetius retired to his country estates in Italy, but soon afterwards narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by his enemies. Fearing for his life, Aetius fled to Rome, then, finding no security there, traveled via Dalmatia and Pannonia to the land of the Huns. Here he was welcomed by his old friend Rugila, who agreed to help him regain power. in wikipedia

433 Aetius vs Sebastianus

In spring or summer 432 Aetius returned to Italy with the backing of Rugila’s Huns to face down Sebastianus, Bonifatius’ son-in-law and successor as magister utriusque militiae of the Western Roman Empire. Despite calling on the Visigoths for aid, Sebastianus proved unable to mount sufficient opposition and any support he seems to have had quickly collapsed. Accepting reality, the empress regent Galla Placidia deposed Sebastianus and restored Aetius to the position of magister utriusque militiae. in wikipedia

433 Censurius–Hermeric Treaty

Shortly before leaving Gaul for Italy in 432, Flavius Aetius dispatched the comes Censurius as an envoy to the Suebi in the hopes of restoring peace in Gallaecia. Upon arriving in Hispaniae, Censurius met with the Suebian king Hermeric and in the following year the two agreed to a peace treaty. Censurius then returned to Aetius, by now reestablished in Ravenna, who ratified the treaty but refused to grant any of the special privileges that Hermeric also asked for. in wikipedia