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 fleet he built at Carthage his navy dominated the western Mediterranean. In ad 455 he sacked Rome. Gaiseric died c.ad 477.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Archaeology.