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Leader of the Visigoths, successor of Alaric, who led the Visigoths out of Italy into southern Gaul in ad 412. In ad 414 he married Placidia, sister of Honorius, who had been captured in ad 410 at the sack of Rome. Athaulf is said to have intended to create a Gothic Empire, but changed his mind because of his people's savagery. He died c.ad 415.

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