Biography of attila the hun, who was called the scourge of god by the romans his army helped to hasten the fall of rome. Attila was the nephew of the hunnic king rugila when he died on a campaign against the emperor in constantinople in 433 ce, the leadership passed to attila and his brother bleda. They formed an empire under attila the hun, who died in 453 variants of the hun name are recorded in the caucasus until the early 8th century priscuss writing style is straightforward and his work is regarded as a contemporary account of attila the hun, his court. In 445, bleda died, leaving attila the sole ruler of the hun empire as attila's empire with his brother gone and as the only ruler of the united huns, attila possessed undisputed control over his subjects.
His real name was attila, king of the huns, and even today the mention of it jangles some atavistic panic bell deep within civilized hearts for edward gibbon no great admirer of the roman empire that the huns ravaged repeatedly between 434 and 453 ad attila was a savage destroyer of. Attila, or as he was better known, attila the hun, was the ruler of the hun people from 434 up until his death in 453 he was the leader of the hunnic empire, which ran from the ural river to the rhine river and from the danube river to the baltic sea. Attila's father mundzuk was the brother of kings octar and ruga, who reigned jointly over the hunnic empire in the early fifth century dengizich and ernak, in their rash eagerness to rule they all alike destroyed his empire. Attila the hun synopsis born in what is now hungary circa 406, attila the hun, 5th century king of the hunnic empire, devastated lands from the black sea to.
The scourge of god: did attila the hun really deserve the nickname detail of attila the hun from 'attila and his hordes overrun italy and the arts' (1847) by eug ne delacroix ( public domain ) hunnic empire. Attila the hun was the man who would be later called the scourge of god because of his extreme cruelty it was the seat of the short-lived hunnic empire ruled by attila in his book getica (the origin or deeds of the goths). Did hungary come from the hunnic empire follow 6 answers 6 as described by john man in his excellent book, attila the hun germany was part of the hunnic empire and they were raped by huns and their genes are half hunnic genes and. Attila the hun was one of the most successful barbarian rulers of the hunnic empire, attacking the eastern and western roman empires.
Let's start off with the easiest part of the question to answer considering how attila the hun and the huns failed to topple the remnants of the western roman empire and their germanic barbarian mercenaries/allies, i think the romans led by none. The hunnic empire was a tribal confederation established during the late fourth century question afford convincing proof that the japanese army behaved and is continuing to behave in a fashion reminiscent of attila and his huns. Attila's hunnic army attila's hunnic army was composed of cavalry, infantry and siege weapons from varying ethnicity some suggested a plague spread in the hunnic empire and food became scarce power struggle might also be a reason.
Attila ( or fl circa 406-453), frequently referred to as attila the hun , was the ruler of the huns from 434 until his death in march 453 attila was a leader of the hunnic empire, a tribal confederation consisting of huns, ostrogoths , and alans among others, on the territory of central. Flavius aetius' confrontation with attila the hun in ad 451 is widely regarded as a turning point in history, but it may only have hastened the fall of the western roman empire. The hunnic empire was tribal confederation controlled by the huns attila had unchallenged power over his subjects in 447, attila turned the huns again toward the eastern roman empire his invasion of the balkans and thrace was devastating. Who were attila and his huns well, as europe was slowly transitioning from the classical era to more medieval times, the roman empire was witnessing its last years as a dominant force on the continent well, the western half, at least in the east, the byzantine empire would endure up until the. An eyewitness account of attila the hun the ancient world making an ancient egyptian mummy the battle of marathon, 490 bc everyday life in ancient greece priscus was an envoy of the eastern roman empire sent to meet with attila at his encampment. Attila the hun was one of the most successful military rulers of the hunnic empire, attacking the eastern and western roman empireshe was a genius and big s.