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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 4th century5th century6th century
Decades: 390s  400s  410s  – 420s –  430s  440s  450s
Years: 425 426 427 – 428 – 429 430 431
Euthymius the Great
Saint Euthymius the Great

Year 428 (CDXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.


Roman Empire

  • Bonifacius, Roman governor of Africa, asks for help from the Vandals in his revolt.
  • Flavius Felix is elected consul for the Western Empire.


  • King Gunderic, age 49, dies after a reign of 21 years. He is succeeded by his half-brother Genseric.
  • King Vortigern asks Germanic warriors to help him strengthen his position in Britain. He hires Saxons as mercenaries to fight against the Picts and the Scots beyond Hadrian's Wall.
  • Chlodio, king of the Salian Franks, invades Northern Gaul. He defeats the Roman army at Cambrai. He extends his kingdom south to the River Somme. Tournai (modern Belgium) becomes his residence.


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  • Tuoba Huang, prince of the Xianbei state Northern Wei (d. 451)


  • Gunderic, king of the Vandals and Alans (b. 379)
  • Qifu Chipan, prince of the Xianbei state Western Qin
  • Theodore of Mopsuestia, bishop and theologian
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