History of The Vandals

Timeline created by JMalmberg
  • 400

    Southern Migartaion

    Southern Migartaion
    Numerous raids by neighbouring tribes forces the Vandals from their homeland southward to Pannonia
  • 403

    Technological Improvements

    Technological Improvements
    Earliest record of the Vandals technological superiority in ploughs. The Vandals invented a plough that allowed farmers to create deeper and straighter furrows
  • 406

    Westward Migration

    Westward Migration
    Frequent attacks by the Huns drive the Vandals westward along the Danube River until they hit the Rhine River.
  • 407

    Death of their First King

    Death of their First King
    Upon reaching the Rhine they are detained by the Franks whom they cannot defeat in war. They suffer heavy losses including the death of 10,000 and the fall of their king Godgisel. Eventually, they form an alliance with the Alan’s and defeat the Franks
  • 409

    Gunderic Becomes King

    Gunderic Becomes King
    Gunderic Becomes the King of the Vandals and the Vandals continue their conquest through Hispania.
  • 418

    Alans Conquered

    Alans Conquered
    The king of the Alans is killed in battle and the Alan nation surrenders themselves to the governement of their allies the Vandals.
  • 422

    Roman's Attack

    Roman's Attack
    A Roman army attacks the Vandals
  • 428

    Gunderic Dies, Gaiseric is made King of the Vandals

    Gunderic Dies, Gaiseric is made King of the Vandals
    Gaiseric succeeds the know dead Gunderic, his half-brother
  • 429

    Crossing to North Africa

    Crossing to North Africa
    The Vandals cross the Mare Nostrum and reach the shores of Northern AFrica where they would later establish their kingdom
  • 430

    Seige of Hippo Regius

    Seige of Hippo Regius
    The Vandals lay seige upon the walled city Hippo Regius which after 13 months of seige they capture and make their capital.
  • 435

    Treaties with Rome

    Treaties with Rome
    Peace was made between the Romans and the Vandals in 435 through a treaty giving the Vandals control of coastal Numidia.
  • 439

    Siege of Carthage

    Siege of Carthage
    The Vandals lay siege to Carthage eventually capturing it and making it their new capital.
  • 440

    Conquest of Sicily

    Conquest of Sicily
    The Vandals conquer Sicily
  • 455

    Treaty with Rome Broken

    Treaty with Rome Broken
    The Vandals begin to pilage and plunder along the Roman coast for 35 years finnaly Sacking Rome
  • 460

    Rome Retaliates

    Rome Retaliates
    The Western Roman Empire sends a naval fleet against the Vandals which is captured.
  • 468

    Rome Retaliates Again

    Rome Retaliates Again
    The Eastern Roman Empire also sends a naval fleet against the Vandals which is destroyed
  • 470

    Height of The Vandal Kingdom

    Height of The Vandal Kingdom
  • 470

    Conquest of Peloponnese

    Conquest of Peloponnese
    The Vandals attempt to conquer Peloponnese but are driven back with heavy losses
  • 477

    Gaiseric's Death and Succesion

    Gaiseric's Death and Succesion
    Gaiseric dies and is succeded by his son Huneric.
  • 484

    Death of Huneric

    Death of Huneric
    Huneric Dies and is succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund
  • 492

    Death and Succesion of Gunthamund

    Death and Succesion of Gunthamund
    Gunthamund dies and is succeded by his son Thrasamund
  • 496

    Berbers Attack

    Berbers Attack
    The Vandals are attacked from the south by the Berbers.
  • 523

    Death and Succesion of Trasamund

    Hilderich succeeds Thrasamund
  • 530

    Berbers Attack Again

    Berbers Attack Again
    The Vandals are attacked from the south by the Berbers again.
  • 530

    Battle of Ad Decimum

    Battle of Ad Decimum
    The Vandals fight the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of Ad Decimum and loss resulting in the Sack of Carthage, the Vandal Capital
  • 533

    Battle of Tricamarum

    Battle of Tricamarum
    After retreating to Hippo Regius, The Vandals fight the Byzantine Empire again at the Battle of Tricamarum resulting in the siege of the last Vandal City Hippo Regius
  • 534

    Fall of The Vandals

    Fall of The Vandals
    Gelimer, the Vandal king surrenders to the Byzantine Empire ending the Kingdom of the Vandals
  • Period:
    410
    to
    428

    Rule of Gunderic

    Rule of their first king. Gunderic was a pinacle figure in the history of the Vandals becasue of his successful conquests. When he began to rule, the Vandals were a wounded nation who were fleeing from the hands of their own people and the Huns. During his reign he made alliances with strong tribes, and acquired and secured a kingdom. He removed his people from the oppresions of the past but not forever.
  • Period:
    428
    to
    477

    Rule of Genseric

    Genseric was Godigsel's bastard and and half brother of Gunderic who he succeeded in 428 CE. Following in the footsteps of his brother Geneseric desired to free the Vandals from their previous oppresions however, he went about in a different manner. Shortly after the beginning of his reign the Vandals began to be attacked frequently by the Romans and Visgoths. Fleeing from this, Genseric his people across the Mediteranean to Northern Africa where he established the powerful Vandal kingdom.
  • Period:
    455
    to
    490

    Conquest of Rome

    The period in which the Vandals pludered their way through Rome while the Romans were distracted by the Huns, and could not defend themselves.
  • Period:
    477
    to
    484

    Rule of Huneric

    Huneric, succeeded Gaiseric. Huneric would not keep his great kingdom together. The Berbers revolted. No one could command the respect Gaiseric had won. Under his control the kingdom spun out of control and began to fall apart.
  • Period:
    484
    to
    496

    Rule of Gunthamund

    Gunthamund succeeded his uncle Huneric and resecured the kingdom after the previous kings failures.
  • Period:
    496
    to
    523

    Tharsamund's Rule

    Tharsamund succeeded his brother Gunthamund and brought the country into religous unison by the persection and torture of the remaining Catholic and Orthodox Christians. Tharsumand resecured the religious identity of the Vandals to Arianisim.
  • Period:
    523
    to
    530

    Rule of Hilderich

    After the death of Thrasamund, a great grandson of Gaiseric and mildly homosexual bachelor named Hilderich became king of the Vandals. He favoured the Catholiscism as it was the religion of his mother and granted religious freedom destroying the works of his predecessor. Unamused with this, Gilemir, his cousin overthrew Hilderich and threw him in prison and executed him to the Vandal peoples delight. Hiderich was the first Vandal king to be assasinated or overthrown.
  • Period:
    530
    to
    534

    Rule of Gelimer

    The last Vandal king before the nations fall. Although he only ruled for four years Gelimer had one of the most tubulent rules of all the Vandal kings. He gained the throne in the most radical way out of all the kings, fought the countries two largest battles, and eventually contributed to the countries demise. Once the Vandals were defeated, Gelimer was given rich estates in Galatia where he and his family were to spend their lives in safety, free to worship as they liked by the Roman emperor.