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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