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  • Attila's Uncle
    396 words
    Attila was called the Scourge of God or King of the Huns. Very little is known of Attila's early life beyond the fact that he was a member of the ruling family of the Huns. Huns are a nomadic Asian people who spread from the Caspian steppes in repeated attacks on the Roman Empire. Before Attila's birth, the Huns reached the Danube River in raids against the Eastern Roman Empire. By AD 432, they had gained so much power that Attila's uncle, the Hunnish King Road, was receiving a large annual trib...
  • Attila's Ability As A Decisive Battle Planner
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    Barbarian is defined as, 'a rude, coarse or brutal person' (Funk & Wagnalls 50). When one hears the name, Attila the Hun, one tends to think of him in such a negative way. Contrary to this popular belief, Attila the Hun was not a barbarian, but one of history's great leaders. The Hun kingdom was in modern-day Hungry. The Huns were a Turkish-speaking nomadic people. Attila and his brother Belda succeeded their uncle as leaders of the Huns in 434 A.D. Attila was in the junior role, until his broth...
  • Attila
    517 words
    King and general of the Huns; died 453. Succeeding in 433 to the kingship of Scythian hordes disorganized and enfeebled by internal discords, Attila soon made of his subjects a compact and formidable people, the terror of Europe and Asia. An unsuccessful campaign in Persia was followed in 441 by an invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire, the success of which emboldened Attila to invade the West. He passed unhindered through Austria and Germany, across the Rhine into Gaul, plundering and devastatin...
  • Attila's Future Campaigns Against The Roman Empire
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    Attila and the Huns: Horsemen of the Apocalypse Few men in the annals of history inspire such horrific infamy as Attila and the Huns. Although the Huns had swept down from the Steppes of Asia onto the western edges of the Roman Empire as early as the late fourth century, it was not until some time after 435, that Attila became leader of the Huns. This transition would prove to mark the beginning of what would be one of the greatest death blows to the already ailing Roman Empire. For under Attila...
  • Attila The Hun
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    Originating in central Asia, the Huns were a Mongolian tribe who invaded southeastern Europe c. AD 370 and managed to build a remarkable empire. In their nomadic endeavors, the Huns crossed paths with the Ostrogoths and Visigoths and were able to maintain their dominance, especially at the Danubian frontier of the Roman empire. This clan of Asiatic warriors invaded Gaul in 451, which became the unofficial center of their civilization. Although the Huns were seemingly primitive pastoralists, they...
  • Attila S Army
    317 words
    Attila the Hun Attila, born in 406, also called the Scourge of God, was the leader of the Huns from 433-453. During this time, he conquered lands from the Black Sea to the Rhine River. Not much is known about Attila+s early life beyond the fact that he was a member of the ruling family of the Huns (a nomadic Asian clan). Attila and his brother Bleda took over leadership of the Huns from their uncle Road in 433. In 434, Attila and his brother negotiated a treaty with the Byzantine emperor Theodos...

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