428 Eve of the Vandal 700 sees (594 named invasion cities) 428-477 Gaiseric
reigns 429 Vandals enter Africa; Boniface breaks from the Byzantine Empire & allies with the Vandals.
It was used by Athens as a naval base in the 5th Century BC and was ravaged a thousand years later by Gaiseric
, king of the Vandals.
Similarly, when the Vandals, under Gaiseric
, sacked Rome in 455, they did not plunder the churches.
Leo's own expertise was certainly in the handling of affairs, particularly diplomatic initiatives, as Prosper's notices of his missions to Aetius in 440 and Attila in 451, and his negotiations with Gaiseric
in 455 make clear.
and concluded a peace with Gaiseric
(435); repulsed another invasion by Theodoric at Arles (435), and defeated the Visigoths again at Narbonne (435); after further fighting (437-439) and a sojourn in Italy (440) he concluded a treaty with Theodoric (442); moved the Burgundians from Worms to Savoy (443); subdued the Salian Franks under Chlodian, but allowed them to settle along the Somme River (c.