|Attila the Hun photo; wikipedia.org|
Attila the Hun was born in 406, and much of his life was known as the king of the Huns. In his youth he lived at the court of Ravenna, as a hostage. His presence was a guarantee that the Huns led by his uncle will not attack the Western Roman Empire.
|Attila was Khan of the Huns. He is remembered as the epitome of cruelty and rapacity.He passed unhindered through Austria and Germany, across the Rhine|
An account of Attila the Hun's reign of terror across Europe in the fifth century. This ruthless king of a nomadic Asiatic race murdered his brother before embarking on a campaign of slaughter and pillage through 100 cities which took him to the gates of Constantinople, Troyes in Gaul and even Rome itself, threatening the civilised world of the Roman Empire and plunging huge swathes of the continent once more into the barbarity of the Dark Ages.
Together with his brother Bleda continued its policy of unifying the tribes Hune, policy begun by Rua. However, he never failed to control all the tribes Hune. The new kingdom over which he reigned since 434, with his brother, comprised heterogeneous population, stretching from the Caucasus to the Rhine. In 445, Bleda was killed in command of Attila, and afterwards the political center of his control formation was established in Tisa.
Attila expand the kingdom
In 445, Attila he killed his brother and became the king of the Huns. There followed years of wars and conquests for Attila, who extended the kingdom from the Volga to the Danube and the Carpathians to the frozen ocean. In 447, Attila's army led up to the borders of Constantinople in the time of Theodosius II.
It is defeated at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains by Germanic alliance composed of Visigoths, Franks and Burgundians and supported by the Romans, led by the Roman general Flavius Aetius. The battle has been described as one of the bloodiest battles in history, Attila losing between 200,000 and 300,000 warriors. Defeated Attila withdraw, but gathers a new army, and next year go to Rome. He conquered many cities in Italy, but when he got near Rome was met with Pope Leo I. Impressed by him, Attila withdrew.
|Roman general Flavius Aetius|
In 453, Attila prepared a new foray into Italy, but died before his plans to succeed. According to legend, Attila's death occurred on the night of his wedding to Princess Hilda Burgundian. He is succeeded by his son, Ernac
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