Flavius Aetius

(d. 454)

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Roman general who was effective ruler of the west from about ad 430 until his assassination in ad 454. His ‘realm’ lay in Gaul, whose boundaries he maintained with the aid of Hunnic and other barbarian mercenaries, and in alliance with the Visigoths he defeated Attila's invasion of Gaul in ad 451.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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