first c.: The Goths move from Scandinavia in to the valley of the Vistula river.
second - third c.: The Goths expand north of the Black Sea and in the Lower Danube.
240: Wars against the Roman Empire.
third c.: Division into Visigoths and Ostrogoths.
378: Battle of Adrianople. The army of Valens is defeated.
410: Alaric sacks the city of Rome.
454/455: Battle of Nedao between the Huns and the insurgent Germanic peoples.
494/495: Foundation of the Ostrogothic kingdom of Italy by Theodoric Amal.
555: Destruction of the Ostrogothic kingdom of Italy by Justinian.
712: Destruction of the Visigothic kingdom of Spain by the Arabs.