The Asdingen (also Hasdingen and Haddingjar ) were a sub-tribe of the Vandals , which can be traced in the 2nd century AD in the area of today's Romania and Hungary and is later mentioned in the sources again during the migration period .
During the Marcomann Wars under Marcus Aurelius , the Asdingen in northern Dacia were involved in battles with the Roman Empire . At the time of the imperial crisis of the 3rd century , the Asdingen are mentioned as one of the auxiliary peoples of King Ostrogotha .
At the end of the 3rd century they united with the second Vandal sub-tribe, the Silingen , and invaded the Roman Empire again around 401. In 406 they took part in the Germanic advance into Gaul ( Rhine crossing from 406 ) and invaded Spain three years later (409).
Under the leadership of the Asdingian king Geiseric , an association of Asdingian and Silingian vandals crossed with Alans to North Africa in 429 and established an empire there that existed until 533.
- Volker Bierbrauer , Helmut Castritius : Vandals. In: Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde (RGA). 2nd Edition. Volume 33, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2006, ISBN 3-11-018388-9 , pp. 168-217.
- Maximilian Ihm : Asdingi . In: Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Antiquity Science (RE). Volume II, 2, Stuttgart 1896, Sp. 1528.