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Attila (A.D. 406?–453), king of the Huns, who claimed domination from the Alps and the Baltic to the Caspian Sea. From 441 to 450 he ravaged the Eastern Roman Empire as far as Constantinople, and invaded Gaul in 451, this expedition earning him the title Scourge of God. He was defeated by the Romans, and subsequently invaded Italy (452), but retired without attacking Rome, apparently due to lack of supplies and sickness among his troops. He died of overindulgence at his wedding feast.

See also: Hun.

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