Gaiseric (429-477) subdued the great islands for which Roman and Phoenician had striven.
Gaiseric made a treaty with Odoacer almost like that which ended the First Punic War.
At the end of fourteen months Gaiseric raised the siege of Hippo; but Boniface was forced to fly to Italy, and the city afterwards fell into the hands of the Vandals.
According to some authorities Gaiseric at this time first actually assumed the title of king.
"Let us make," said Gaiseric, "for the dwellings of the men with whom God is angry," and he left the conduct of his marauding ships to wind and wave.