: 4th century
- 5th century
- 6th century
Decades: 430s 440s 450s 460s 470s - 480s - 490s 500s 510s 520s 530s
Years: 481 482 483 484 485 - 486 - 487 488 489 490 491
- Roman rule in Gaul ends with the defeat at Soissons of the Roman governor Syagrius by the Franks under Clovis I. The land between the Loire and the Somme becomes a part of the Frankish realm. This event is often considered the genesis of the French state, though the territory of modern-day France was to remain divided between rival kingdoms for some centuries, and French language and nationality were to evolve gradually.
See also: Intel 80486