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Gaiseric

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Archaeology.

[Na]

King of the Vandals and the Alans from ad 428. In ad 429 he led his people from Spain into Africa. He resisted attempts by eastern emperors to overthrow him, and with the...

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Leo I

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Called the “Butcher” (Μακέλλης) or the “Great” (probably not because of his piety but to distinguish him from Leo II, the “Little,” his grandson), emperor (from 7 Feb. 457); of ...

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Ricimer

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

patrikios, magister militum, and consul (in 459); died 18? Aug. 472.

Of mixed barbarian ancestry, he was an Arian. Successful in a campaign against the Vandals in...

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Sidonius Apollinaris

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

[Na]

Gallo‐Roman aristocrat from Lyon, born about ad 430, son‐in‐law of the emperor Avitus, and holder of official posts in Rome. Elected bishop of Clermont‐Ferrand in the Auvergne...

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