How long did the roman empire last?
The Roman Empire officially lasted from 31 BC to 476 AD, though it had existed in some form since the 7th century BC. During this time, Rome expanded to become one of the most powerful empires in the world and left a lasting legacy on many aspects of modern life and culture.
The fall of the Roman Empire is traditionally attributed to a combination of inner turmoil, barbarian invasions, and financial strain. Ultimately, the empire deteriorated beyond repair, becoming divided into two separate empires in 395 AD: the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire (also known as the Byzantine Empire).
The Western Roman Empire eventually fell to Germanic invaders in 476 AD. Meanwhile, the Eastern Roman Empire continued to exist until 1453, when it too fell to the Ottoman Turks. In total, the Roman Empire lasted for nearly a millennium before its ultimate demise.