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Hunneric (Vandals) of Vandals (0445 - 0484)

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Hunneric (Huneric) "2nd King of Vandals, Eric Hunn" of Vandals formerly Vandals
Born in Carthage, North Africa, Vandal territorymap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married in Carthagemap
Died in Carthage, North Africa, Vandal territorymap
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Death: 484

POSSIBLE FAMILY: Son of Genseric, King of the Vandals and Wife of Geiseric

Husband of N.N. Balthings, and Eudoxia Minor

Father of Hoamer van de Vandalen and Hilderic, King of the Vandals & Alans

Brother of Theoderic, brother of Huneric and Gento, brother of Huneric



Father: Genseric[2]


m.1 _____ (Alfreda ?)[citation needed] of the Visigoths.[1]

m. (460) Eudoxia (Eudocia). Issue:


Hunneric is said to have killed some 40,000 Catholics during his reign from 477 - 484.[5]


The Romish rumor mill did not stop at his death: "It is said by some that he died of the plague in 484; and by the enemies of his religious tenets that his flesh rotted off his bones, and was eaten up with lice."[2]


Akyeampong, E. & Gates, H.L. (2012). "Geseric." Dictionary of African Biography, (Vol. 1 - 6). Oxford University Press. eBook.[6]

Nugent, T. (n.d.). The History of Vandalia, (pp. 108). N.p.

Wikipedia: Huneric; Wikipedia: Genseric Wikipedia: Eudocia (daughter of Valentinian III); Wikipedia: Hilderic

  1. "Huneric was already married to a Visigoth princess when the imperial offer of marriage arrived. King Gaiseric decided free his son from such prior obligtions by allowing the poor Visigoth princess to be accused of trying to poison him. Her ears and nose were cut off and she was sent back to her father Theoderic the Visigothic King, in Toulouse, Gaul. These enraged King Theoderic and he swore revenge, making Vandals and Visigoths enemies. But King Gaiseric sat back and enjoyed the fruits of his African estates, as there was little chance of serious conflict between his kingdom and the empire or the Visigoths," (Adam, n.d.).[1]
  2. Nugent, n.d., p. 108

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On 2 May 2014 at 01:24 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Of the Vandals-6 and Vandals-8 appear to represent the same person because: try and merge into profile without "of the" in the LNAB

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