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Attila

(406—453) king of the Huns 434–53


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(406–53),

king of the Huns 434–53. He ravaged vast areas between the Rhine and the Caspian Sea, inflicting great devastation on the eastern Roman Empire, before being defeated by the joint forces of the Roman army and the Visigoths at Châlons in 451. He was called the Scourge of God (translating Latin flagellum Dei) by medieval chroniclers.

Attila Line the boundary separating Greek and Turkish-occupied Cyprus, named after the Attila Plan, a secret Turkish plan of 1964 to partition the country.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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