from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Genseric.

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  • n. king of the Vandals who seized Roman lands and invaded North Africa and sacked Rome (428-477)


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  • About the same time, Gaiseric the Vandal was intriguing to induce Attila to attack the Visigoths.

    c. Invaders of the West

  • Gaiseric attacked Rome, on the invitation (according to tradition) of Valentinian's widow, Eudoxia.

    3. The Vandals

  • His brother Gaiseric received an appeal from Bonifatius, the Roman governor of Africa, following which the Vandals (perhaps 80,000 in number) crossed into Africa (429).

    3. The Vandals

  • Roman rule of Mauretania extended into the early fifth century, when the Vandal king Gaiseric descended on the area; by 461 Rome had given up claim to the provinces.

    Roman Trade With the Canary Islands

  • SACK OF ROME BY THE VAND.LS, 455 A.D. In 455 A.D. the ships of the Vandals, led by their king, Gaiseric, appeared at the mouth of the Tiber.

    Early European History

  • Gaiseric promised to spare the lives of the inhabitants and not to destroy the public buildings.

    Early European History

  • Now this is their order of succession: first, Gaiseric 170 who was father and lord, next, Huneric, the third

    The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

  • She had been joined in wedlock with Huneric, the son of Gaiseric, and at first was happy in this union.

    The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

  • XXXIII But Gaiseric, king of the Vandals, had already 167 been invited into Africa by Boniface, who had fallen into a dispute with the Emperor Valentinian and was able to obtain revenge only by injuring the empire.

    The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

  • Attila, therefore, in his efforts to bring about the wars 185 long ago instigated by the bribe of Gaiseric, sent ambassadors into Italy to the Emperor Valentinian to sow strife between the Goths and the Romans, thinking to shatter by civil discord those whom he could not crush in battle.

    The Origin and Deeds of the Goths


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