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Attila "The Hun" King Of The HUNS

Attila "The Hun" King Of The HUNS

Male Abt 395 - 454  (~ 58 years)

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  • Name Attila "The Hun" King Of The HUNS 
    Nickname The Hun 
    Born Abt 395  Romania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Attila "Scourge Of God" King Of The HUNS 
    Name The Hun 
    Occupation King Of The Huns, Swedes, Goths And Danes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID E0C90FEDA1FD4289A89E77B8F24EB79C1622 
    Died Between 453 and 454 
    Person ID I9733  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 

    Father Bendekuz (Munk) Prince Of The HUNS,   b. Abt 350,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Irena COMMENA,   b. Abt 377,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Herriche (Hericha),   b. Abt 395,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 410 
     1. Chola Prince Of The HUNS,   b. Abt 410,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elak (Ellak) Of The HUNS,   b. 416,   d. 451  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F4858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Attila c. 406? 453), frequently called Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, Alans and Bulgars, among others, in Central and Eastern Europe.

      During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. His unsuccessful campaign in Persia was followed in 441 by an invasion of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, the success of which emboldened Attila to invade the West.[5] He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orl?ans) before being stopped in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.

      He subsequently invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans, but died in 453. After Attila's death, his close adviser, Ardaric of the Gepids, led a Germanic revolt against Hunnic rule, after which the Hunnic Empire quickly collapsed. Attila would live on as a character in Germanic heroic legend.
      The sons of ATTILA quarreled after his death over the chieftainship, during which, Ardaric, the Gepidae king, rallied the Germans against their Hunnish masters and utterly defeated the Huns at the Battle of Nedao, 456, after which the remnant of the Huns gathered around the sons & grandsons of Attila "the Hun", creating several groups, of which some remained in Germany and Central Europe while others retreated to Scythia-Minor and became the Magyars, Bulgars, & Mongols.