During the later fourth and fifth century, the Roman Empire came under attack from Germanic and Hunnish tribes. Rome became a backwater overshadowed by other cities in Italy, such as Ravenna and Milan. Rome was sacked in 410 by the Visigoths, and in 455 by the Vandals. In 476, the Germanic ruler Odoacer (433–93) sacked Rome and established himself as King of Italy. Although the Roman Empire continued in the east as Byzantium, this was the end of the Western Roman Empire.