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History of The Vandals

Timeline created by JMalmberg
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
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Southern Migartaion Numerous raids by neighbouring tribes forces the Vandals from their homeland southward to Pannonia
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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
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406
Westward Migration Frequent attacks by the Huns drive the Vandals westward along the Danube River until they hit the Rhine River.
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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
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Gunderic Becomes King Gunderic Becomes the King of the Vandals and the Vandals continue their conquest through Hispania.
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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.
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Roman's Attack A Roman army attacks the Vandals
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428
Gunderic Dies, Gaiseric is made King of the Vandals Gaiseric succeeds the know dead Gunderic, his half-brother
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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
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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.
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Treaties with Rome Peace was made between the Romans and the Vandals in 435 through a treaty giving the Vandals control of coastal Numidia.
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Siege of Carthage The Vandals lay siege to Carthage eventually capturing it and making it their new capital.
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Conquest of Sicily The Vandals conquer Sicily
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455
Treaty with Rome Broken The Vandals begin to pilage and plunder along the Roman coast for 35 years finnaly Sacking Rome
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Rome Retaliates The Western Roman Empire sends a naval fleet against the Vandals which is captured.
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Rome Retaliates Again The Eastern Roman Empire also sends a naval fleet against the Vandals which is destroyed
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Height of The Vandal Kingdom
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470
Conquest of Peloponnese The Vandals attempt to conquer Peloponnese but are driven back with heavy losses
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477
Gaiseric's Death and Succesion Gaiseric dies and is succeded by his son Huneric.
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Death of Huneric Huneric Dies and is succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund
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Death and Succesion of Gunthamund Gunthamund dies and is succeded by his son Thrasamund
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Berbers Attack The Vandals are attacked from the south by the Berbers.
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Death and Succesion of Trasamund Hilderich succeeds Thrasamund
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Berbers Attack Again The Vandals are attacked from the south by the Berbers again.
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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
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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
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534
Fall of The Vandals Gelimer, the Vandal king surrenders to the Byzantine Empire ending the Kingdom of the Vandals
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Rule of Gunthamund Gunthamund succeeded his uncle Huneric and resecured the kingdom after the previous kings failures.
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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.
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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.
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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.