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History of The Vandals

Timeline created by JMalmberg
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
1100px routes of barbarian invasions 400 Southern Migartaion Numerous raids by neighbouring tribes forces the Vandals from their homeland southward to Pannonia
051221 pelliott mp his ww2 052 403 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
1100px routes of barbarian invasions 406 Westward Migration Frequent attacks by the Huns drive the Vandals westward along the Danube River until they hit the Rhine River.
Download %2812%29 407 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
Constantius iii rome 409 Gunderic Becomes King Gunderic Becomes the King of the Vandals and the Vandals continue their conquest through Hispania.
Download %2813%29 418 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.
Images %285%29 422 Roman's Attack A Roman army attacks the Vandals
Images %286%29 428 Gunderic Dies, Gaiseric is made King of the Vandals Gaiseric succeeds the know dead Gunderic, his half-brother
Download %2814%29 429 Crossing to North Africa The Vandals cross the Mare Nostrum and reach the shores of Northern AFrica where they would later establish their kingdom
Hippo view 430 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.
800px traktat brzeski 1918 435 Treaties with Rome Peace was made between the Romans and the Vandals in 435 through a treaty giving the Vandals control of coastal Numidia.
Carthage01 439 Siege of Carthage The Vandals lay siege to Carthage eventually capturing it and making it their new capital.
Images %287%29 440 Conquest of Sicily The Vandals conquer Sicily
478px heinrich leutemann  pl%c3%bcnderung roms durch die vandalen %28c. 1860%e2%80%931880%29 455 Treaty with Rome Broken The Vandals begin to pilage and plunder along the Roman coast for 35 years finnaly Sacking Rome
Download %2815%29 460 Rome Retaliates The Western Roman Empire sends a naval fleet against the Vandals which is captured.
Download %2815%29 468 Rome Retaliates Again The Eastern Roman Empire also sends a naval fleet against the Vandals which is destroyed
250px african kingdom ua 470 Height of The Vandal Kingdom
Download %2816%29 470 Conquest of Peloponnese The Vandals attempt to conquer Peloponnese but are driven back with heavy losses
Download %2818%29 477 Gaiseric's Death and Succesion Gaiseric dies and is succeded by his son Huneric.
Download %2820%29 484 Death of Huneric Huneric Dies and is succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund
Download %2821%29 492 Death and Succesion of Gunthamund Gunthamund dies and is succeded by his son Thrasamund
Images %288%29 496 Berbers Attack The Vandals are attacked from the south by the Berbers.
Timeline 523 Death and Succesion of Trasamund Hilderich succeeds Thrasamund
Images %288%29 530 Berbers Attack Again The Vandals are attacked from the south by the Berbers again.
Vandals 530 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
Images %289%29 533 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
Download %2819%29 534 Fall of The Vandals Gelimer, the Vandal king surrenders to the Byzantine Empire ending the Kingdom of the Vandals
Timespan Dates: Timespan Title: Timespan Description:
410
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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.
428
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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.
455
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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.
477
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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.
484
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496
Rule of Gunthamund Gunthamund succeeded his uncle Huneric and resecured the kingdom after the previous kings failures.
496
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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.
523
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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.
530
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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.