KINGS of the VANDALS, in SPAIN -429 and AFRICA 429-533. KINGS of the SUEVI in SPAIN 411-585. KINGS of the VISIGOTHS in SPAIN 531-711. The Vandals, Suevi and Visigoths were three of the so-called barbarian tribes which originated in eastern Europe and migrated westwards, eventually settling in the Iberian peninsular where they established the first Hispanic monarchies. At the same time, the Visigoths settled in southern France around Toulouse, but extended their area of jurisdiction into north-eastern Spain.
The Visigoths were expelled from France in 531 and migrated southwards into the Iberian peninsula, where they established a monarchy which lasted until the Muslim invasion in 711. An introduction to each group is set out in the three chapters of this document. No information has so far been found about the family relationships of the leaders of the Alan people, who are not therefore treated in this document. In conjunction with the Suevi and the Alans, the Vandals crossed the Rhine in 406, taking advantage of Rome’s decision to divert troops from the area to fight the Visigoths in Italy. The Vandals, Alans and Suevi proceeded to sack southern France, and threatened the Iberian peninsula. Dissatisfied with the inability of Emperor Honorius to contain the threat, the army elected Emperor Constantine III who established his base at Arles in Summer 408. With the Roman authorities distracted by the struggle between the rival emperors, the barbarian forces entered Spain in 411 and started to settle in small numbers. The Vandals’ need for territory increased as they absorbed local populations. Their control over the southern coastline enabled the Vandals to migrate en masse into North Africa in 429, although what triggered this migration is not known with certainty. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.
The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. The name of Godegisl’s concubine is not known. He succeeded his father in 406 as GUNDERIC King of the Vandals. Gunderic and his people settled in Galicia. They expanded into land held by the Suevi, continuing to support Maximus as anti-Emperor, although the latter was defeated by combined Roman and Visigothic forces in 422. The Vandals turned their attention to southern Spain where they imposed their control from Cadiz to Alicante.
The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. He succeeded his half-brother in 427 as GENSERIC King of the Vandals. Genseric conquered Hipona in 429, and Carthage in 439, where they established their capital. The Vandal kingdom dominated the western Mediterranean, with Corsica and Sardinia. The names of Genseric’s wife or concubines are not known. He succeeded his father in 477 as HUNERIC King of the Vandals in Africa.
He succeeded in 523 as HILDERIC King of the Vandals in Africa 523. He was deposed by his cousin Gailamir in 530. The name of Hilderic’s wife is not known. The number of sons is not known. The name of Gento’s wife is not known. He succeeded his uncle in 484 as GUNDAMUND King of the Vandals in Africa. After Theodoric the Ostrogoth forced Odovacar King of Italy to flee in 490, the Vandals considered themselves free from the treaty obligation relating to Sicily and attempted to conquer the island. He succeeded in 496 as THRASAMUND King of the Vandals in Africa. He agreed an alliance with Theodoric King of Italy, confirmed by his marriage to the latter’s sister, but failed to provide effective aid to the Ostrogoth king when he was attacked by the imperial navy in 507. He also supported Gesalic, pretender to the Visigothic throne, against King Amalric the grandson of King Theodoric.