Kingdom of Gepid

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In 442 AD the Khan of Gepid revolted from the Huns after the death of Attila and settled along the Danube River north of the Eastern Roman Empire. Crowning himself King Gepid, his tribesman settled in the marshlands of Ludgorie, Walachia and Banat and deep in the Transylvanian hills where they herded cattle and horses for twenty years before being pacified by Constantine IV's army.
For over 400 years the tribesmen of Banat clung to the old ways of the steppe with a minority practicing Eastern Orthodox Christianity. In 825 AD they were converted to the Church of Christ by Donatist missionaries.

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