480 - 499 A.D.

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(Feature Photo: Roman Ruins inside of the courtyard of a the Byzantine Church of Saint Catherine in Plaka; Credit: George Koronaios, Wikimedia Commons) 

 

480

RULERS & ROYALTY: Childeric I, is a Frankish leader in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Simplicius is the 47th pope/bishop of Rome – Huneric is the king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

 

481   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Childeric I, a Frankish leader in Gaul (modern-day France), dies, and his son Clovis I begin his rule (the Merovingian kings rule the area of what is now France until 751) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Simplicius is the 47th pope/bishop of Rome – Huneric is the king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

 

482

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I, is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Simplicius is the 47th pope/bishop of Rome – Huneric is the king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

 

483

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Simplicius, the 47th pope/bishop of Rome, dies, and is succeeded by Felix III – Huneric is the king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

March 10, Pope Simplicius dies and is succeeded by Felix III

 

484

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Felix III is the 48th pope/bishop of Rome – Huneric, king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa, dies, and is succeeded by Gunthamund

February 25, Huneric, king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces of North Africa, issues a decree against the "Homousian" (Catholic) heresy of the Roman population of his kingdom, "The Vandals were Arian Christians, and they regarded the beliefs of the Roman majority as sufficiently incorrect that they needed to be expunged." (The Inheritance of Rome, Pg. 76)

December 23, Huneric, king of the Vandals and Alans in North Africa, dies, and he is succeeded by his nephew, Gunthamund, who reigns until 496 

 

485   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Felix III is the 48th pope/bishop of Rome – Gunthamund is king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

After the Roman Empire fell, the Visigoths, people of German stock, came down from the Pyrenees into the Iberian peninsula (present day Spain) and quickly assert dominance in the power vacuum

“...coming from the north, they tended to be blonder and taller than the dark-haired peoples of the Mediterranean. They crafted beautiful jewelry and created their own signature architectural styles. They made their capital in Toledo, in the heart of the peninsula,”

(IWQ pg. 10-11) 

 

486   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Felix III is the 48th pope/bishop of Rome – Gunthamund is king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

 

487   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Felix III is the 48th pope/bishop of Rome – Gunthamund is king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

 

488   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Felix III is the 48th pope/bishop of Rome – Gunthamund is king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

 

489   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Clovis I is the first Merovingian king in Gaul (modern-day France) – Zeno is the Eastern Roman Emperor  Felix III is the 48th pope/bishop of Rome – Gunthamund is king of the Vandals and Alans, and ruler of the former Roman provinces in North Africa

 

 

496   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Pope Gelasius I dies and Pope Anastasius is installed as Bishop of Rome

 

498   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Pope Anastasius dies and Pope Symmachus is installed as Bishop of Rome