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Gaiseric (c. 389 – 25 January 477), also known as Geiseric or Genseric (Latin: Gaisericus, Geisericus; reconstructed Vandalic: *Gaisarīx ) was King of the Vandals and Alans (428–477), a kingdom he established, and was one of the key players in the difficulties faced by the Western Roman Empire during the 5th century. Through his nearly 50 years of rule, he raised a relatively insignificant Germanic tribe to the status of a major Mediterranean power. His most famous exploit, however, was the capture and plundering of Rome in June 455. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaiseric has received more than 158,321 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Gaiseric is the 468th most popular politician (up from 483rd in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 15th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Hungarian Politician.

Gaiseric is most famous for conquering the Roman Empire in North Africa and establishing the Vandal Kingdom.

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Among politicians, Gaiseric ranks 468 out of 15,710Before him are Juan Perón, Shivaji, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Albert II of Germany, Alexander Lukashenko, and Atahualpa. After him are Rudolf Höss, Severus Alexander, Shah Jahan, George I of Greece, Margaret I of Denmark, and Yazid I.

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Among people born in 389, Gaiseric ranks 1After him is Simeon Stylites. Among people deceased in 477, Gaiseric ranks 1After him are Gunthamund, Basina of Thuringia, and Pope Timothy II of Alexandria.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Gaiseric ranks 12 out of 696Before him are Theodor Herzl (1860), John von Neumann (1903), George Soros (1930), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Harry Houdini (1874), and Miklós Horthy (1868). After him are Imre Nagy (1896), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Count of St. Germain (1712), Louis I of Hungary (1326), Robert Capa (1913), and Imre Kertész (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Hungary

Among politicians born in Hungary, Gaiseric ranks 4Before him are Attila (406), Louis II of Hungary (1506), and Miklós Horthy (1868). After him are Imre Nagy (1896), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Louis I of Hungary (1326), Árpád (845), Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371), Jadwiga of Poland (1374), Andrew II of Hungary (1175), and Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868).