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Name:  Gelimer
Brief biography:  Last King of the Vandals, 530-534.
Nationality:  Vandal
Occupation:  Ruler
Period of rule:  530-534

Gelimer became King of the Vandals in 530 after he overthrew his cousin, Hilderic, a grandson of the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III and a Chalcedonian Christian. Hilderic's deposition and subsequent imprisonment angered the Eastern Roman Emperor, Justinian I, who reputedly demanded Hilderic's release to Constantinople; Gelimer refused. This then served, in 533, as a pretext for a Roman invasion, for which Gelimer was not prepared. Gelimer was captured and paraded at a military triumph in Constantinople in honour of Belisarius, the victorious Roman general.

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