406 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul.
409 Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
439 The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
455 Sack of Rome: The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks
533 Byzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.
533 Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.