A name of Celtic origin and a reminder of the tribes who once inhabited the region, Vindobona was a Roman settlement situated at the heart of today’s Inner City of Vienna. The Romans themselves, attracted by the gold deposits in the region, fortified Vindobona in 100 BCE. It became the headquarters of the 10th Roman legion, while the outlying areas, today’s Third District (Landstrasse) and Tenth District (Favoriten), were the civilian settlement associated with the army and the navy headquarters, respectively. Emperor Marcus Aurelius died in Vindobona in 180 CE.
   By 250 CE, Vindobona had a population of around 20,000; 30 years later, Emperor Probus authorized the cultivation of vineyards in the Danube River region around the city, thus setting the groundwork for one of Austria’s most enduring agricultural occupations. By 395, the first barbarian tribes to challenge Roman rule began to infiltrate the area. Only 10 years later, the imperial forces withdrew from their garrison. In 433, Vindobona was laid waste by the Huns.
   See also Wine.

Historical dictionary of Austria. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vindobona — was originally a Celtic settlement, and later a Roman military camp on the site of the modern city of Vienna. Around 15 B.C., the kingdom of Noricum was included in the Roman Empire. Henceforth, the Danube marked the border of the empire, and the …   Wikipedia

  • Vindobŏna — (Vindomana), Stadt in Oberpannonien; j. Wien, s.d. (Gesch.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vindobōna — Vindobōna, Stadt, s. Wien …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vindobona — Vindobōna, lat. Name für Wien …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vindobona — Vindobona, alter Name Wiens …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • VINDOBONA — eadem quae Vienna, vide ibi: urbs permunita ad Danubium …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Vindobona — Lageplan von Vindobona um 250 n. Chr. Vindobona war eine keltische Siedlung an der Donau, wo sich die heutige Stadt Wien befindet. Um 15 v. Chr. wurde das Königreich Noricum dem römischen Reich einverleibt und die Donau wurde damit zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vindobona — 48°12′39″N 16°22′13″E / 48.21083, 16.37028 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vindobona — stor. Vienna …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Vindobona (Zug) — Vindobona im Grenzbahnhof Děčín mit DR Triebwagen VT 18.16 Vindobona ist der Name eines internationalen Zugs, der derzeit von Hamburg über Berlin, Dresden, Prag, Brünn und Wien nach Villach verkehrt. „Vindobona“ ist die lateinische Bezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.