King Huneric von den Vandalen

King Huneric von den Vandalen[1]

Male - 484    Has 46 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Huneric von den Vandalen 
    Prefix King 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Dec 484 
    Person ID I116402  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Geiserich von den Vandalen,   b. Abt 390,   d. 25 Jan 477, Carthago Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Mother Licinia Eudoxia,   b. 422,   d. 462  (Age 40 years) 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F101563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eudocia,   d. 480 
    +1. Goswinda,   b. Abt 518,   d. 562  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +2. King Hildrich,   d. 533
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F46896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He dropped the imperial politics of his father and concentrated mainly on internal affairs
      Huneric was a fervent adherent to Arianism . At the beginning of his reign, he allowed the election of a new Catholic bishop of Carthage , Eugenius , but then started persecuting Catholics. Furthermore, he tried to make Catholic property fall to the state, but when this caused too much protest from the Byzantine emperor, he chose to banish a number of Catholics to a faraway province instead. On February 1 , 484 he organised a meeting of Catholic bishops with Arian bishops but on February 24 , 484 he forcibly removed the Catholic bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica . A few were martyred , including the former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other wealthy merchants , who were killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians.
      Huneric also murdered many members of Hasdingi dynasty and also persecuted Manichaeans .
      Huneric was the first Vandal king who used title of king of Vandals and Alans . He was succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund (reigned 484-496), and was little mourned by either the Vandals or their subjects due to his cruelty.
      In his relations with other states, Huneric did not have the prestige that his father Geiseric had enjoyed. Nevertheless, the Vandals maintained their seapower and their hold on the islands of the western Mediterranean Sea . But the Moors in the inlands of Algeria , who had been quiet in Geiseric's days, managed to conquer some Vandal outposts in their area, thus severing the connection between the Vandal heartland around Carthage and their westernmost possessions around Tangiers

  • Sources 
    1. [S5706] Stammtafeln: mit Anhang: Calendarium medii aevi, Hermann Grote, (Repr. d. Ausg. Leipzig : Hahn, 1877), 16 (Reliability: 3).

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