Gaiseric


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 (gī′zə-rĭk′)

Gaiseric

(ˈɡaɪzərɪk)
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(Biography) same as Genseric
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Noun1.Gaiseric - king of the Vandals who seized Roman lands and invaded North Africa and sacked Rome (428-477)
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Alaric and the Visigoths--who sacked Rome in 410 AD--were Christians, as was Gaiseric, King of the Vandals, who plundered the Eternal City in 455.
Under the leadership of Gaiseric (428-477) they crossed over into the Maghreb where they established a formidable kingdom in the heart of Roman Africa, centered around Carthage and modern Tunisia.
Another tribe of Germanic barbarians driven westward, the Vandals, led by the formidable Gaiseric, wrested North Africa from the Romans, destroying a large portion of the Roman Mediterranean fleet in the process.