Visual Timeline: Gaiseric
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389 CE: Gaiseric born near Lake Balaton (modern-day Hungary).
406 CE - 420 CE: Vandals cross the Rhine and invade Gaul, migrate to Spain.
428 CE: Gaiseric becomes King of the Vandals.
428 CE - 478 CE: Reign of Gaiseric as king of the Vandals.
429 CE: Gaiseric leads the Vandals from Spain to North Africa.
439 CE: Gaiseric captures Carthage and controls Mediterranean Sea.
442 CE: Treaty between Gaiseric of the Vandals and Valentinian III of Rome recognizing the Vandal Kingdom of North Africa.
455 CE: Assassination of Valentinian III; Gaiseric sacks Rome.
461 CE: Gaiseric defeats the Romans in pre-emptive strike.
468 CE: The Battle of Cape Bon; Gaiseric defeats the Romans.
469 CE - 475 CE: The Vandals under Gaiseric harass the Roman Empire.
475 CE: Emperor Zeno signs treaty with Gaiseric ending hostilities; Gaiseric's kingdom is secure.
478 CE: Death of Gaiseric at Carthage.