Gepids

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Gepids

 

a group of Germanic tribes related to the Goths. In the second century the Gepids migrated from Scandinavia to the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea. Toward the end of the second century, they followed the Goths to the southeast. In the late fourth century they joined the tribal alliance of the Huns. In the latter half of the sixth century they were conquered by the combined forces of the Lombards and the Avars. The Gepids were mentioned for the last time in the ninth century.

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Division efimera, pues Alboino decidio marchar a Italia en 568 y ceder toda la Gepidia, la Panonia y la Norica a sus aliados avaros a cambio de que estos atacaran a los romanos y distrajeran sus fuerzas en el Danubio para imposibilitar que las enviaran como refuerzo a Italia (12).