Visual Timeline: Etruscan
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800 BCE: Beginning of the Etruscan civilization in Italy.
539 BCE: Etruscan & Carthaginian alliance expels the Greeks from Corsica.
535 BCE: Battle of Alalia. Carthaginian navy, in alliance with Etruscans, defeated Greek ships off the island of Corsica.
475 BCE: Celts defeat the Etruscans at the Ticino River.
400 BCE: Celts enter Italy and settle in the Po Valley. Etruscan power declines.
396 BCE: Roman expansion begins with the capture of Veii from the Etruscans.
396 BCE: Celts defeat the Etruscan army at the battle of Melpum. Afterwards the Celts heavily settle all over the Po Valley.
391 BCE: Senones besiege Clusium, an Etruscan city.
298 BCE - 290 BCE: Third Samnite War. Victory for Rome, peace with the Etruscans.
283 BCE: Romans defeat the Etruscans and Celts at lake Vadimonis.
225 BCE: Celts defeat 6000 Romans at Faesulae and proceed to overrun Etruria.