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411: Division of the Iberian Peninsula between Alanen, Suebi , Asdingen (north-west) and Silingen (south), the north-east initially remained Roman
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The Silingen (also Silinger , Sillingen , Latin Silingae ) were an East Germanic sub-tribe of the Vandals , who settled in the area of ​​today's Silesia. Possibly the name Silesia derives from the Silingen. Some translators of older sources refer to the Geographike Hyphegesis by Claudius Ptolemy in the 2nd century. Together with the Vandal Asdingen , the Silingen 406 invaded Gaul . They moved on to Spain and settled there in the province of Baetica ( about today's Andalusia ). After decisive defeats in battles with the Visigoths , the remnants of the Silingen submitted to the Asdingen kings. Under the leadership of Geiserich , they moved to Africa together with Asdingen and Alanen and established the Empire of the Vandals, which existed until 533 .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Bill Thayer ( University of Chicago ): The Geography of Claudius Ptolemy , Book II, Chapter 10: Greater Germany (Fourth Map of Europe)
  2. ^ Geographia Cl. Ptolemaei Alexandrini , Vincentium Valgrisium, Venice 1562, on page 45
  3. Johannes Hoops (Ed.): Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde . Volume 4 (1919). KJ Trübner, Strasbourg. , Page 180