406 AD - Born in Hungary. He was called the Scourge of God by the Romans, Attila the Hun was King and General of the Hun Empire.
433 AD - Succeeding his Uncle, King Roas, Attila shared his throne with his brother Bleda.
434 AD - East Roman Emperor Theodosius II offered Attila and Bleda 660 pounds of gold annually with hopes of securing an everlasting peace with the Huns.
441 AD - Attila's Huns attacked the Eastern Roman Empire. The success of this invasion emboldened Attila to continue his westward expansion.
451 AD - Suffered a setback on the Plains of Chalons, by the allied Romans and Visigoths, Attila turned his attention to Italy.
452 AD - After having laid waste to Aquileia and many Lombard cities, the Scourge of God met Pope Leo I who dissuaded him from sacking Rome.
453 AD - He died not on the battlefield, but on the night of his marriage. On that night Attila, who, despite common misconceptions, was not a heavy drinker, drank heavily in celebration of his new bride.
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