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Basiliscus  -   ∙ Leo I's brother-in-law, devoted to Monophysitism, conspired with Verina and  Aspar to become Emperor. Became Emperor in 475-477 when Zeno fled, but was inept. The  masses were alienated through harsh taxation, the Church despised him for trying to impose  Monophysitism. He was undone when he made his nephew Harmatius Master of Soldiers  Isaurians  -   ∙ Mountain people ranging from East Cappadocia to Taurus mountains. Provided  military power to East Rome; Zeno was an Isaurian chief.  Vandals  -   ∙ Barbarian tribe that migrated across Rhine in 401-406, then passed through Gaul  and into Spain. In 430s crossed over to N. Africa. Sacked and occupied Carthage, where it set up  a pirate state and sailed to Rome in 451 to sack it. Gaiseric was their king. Were Arians,  oppressed N. Africa Catholics. Destroyed by Belisarius in 533. 
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