World map 477 AD

Map by: Thomas Lessman


Primary Sources for East-Hem_477ad.jpg:

  1.   The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  (See specific references below)
  2.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of the “The_world_in_500_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia

I – African information:

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

  1.  The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “Development of Complex Societies in Africa”. Pg 160.

          (Bantus, Berbers, Chadians, Cushites, Garamantes, Gur, Khoisans, Mandes, Nilotics, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)

II – Asian information:

   * Greater India (Including modern Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan):

   * Korean & Manchurian information:

  1.   Park Hyeon.  Map of “History_of_Korea_300_BC.png”.  Available on Wikipedia.

III – European information:

   British Isles information is from:

  1.   David Nash Ford. Early British Kingdoms. Map of “Britain in 475 AD”.

   * European borders are primarily derived from:

  1.   Euratlas. Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe. Map of “Europe in 500 AD”.

IV – Australia, Siberia, & Other Fringe Areas

   Note:  Fringe information is derived from comparisons of these sources:

  1.   The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition. Map of “The World in 500 CE”. Pgs 50-51.
  2.   User:Javierfv1212.  Map of the “The_world_in_500_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

Note: Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon’s Regnal Chronologies.

January 25 – Genseric, ruler of the Vandal Kingdom, dies a natural death at Carthage, and is succeeded by his eldest son Huneric. He maintains control with his Vandal fleet over the islands in the western Mediterranean Sea, and rescinds his father’s policy of persecuting the Roman Catholics in Africa.
The independent Mauro-Roman Kingdom (Kingdom of the Moors and Romans) is formed by Christian Berbers in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis (present-day northern Algeria), bordering the Vandal Kingdom to the east.

Aelle, first king of the South Saxons, lands on the Sussex coast of England with his three sons near Cymenshore, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.[1] The Britons engage him upon landing, but his superior force besieges them at Pevensey and drives them into the Weald. Over the next nine years, Saxon coastal holdings are gradually expanded.

Byzantine Empire
Armatus, Byzantine military commander (magister militum), is killed by order of emperor Zeno, being murdered by his own friend Onoulphus after supporting the rebellion of his uncle Basiliscus in 475.

Source: Wikipedia