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History of Asia
History of the Mongol Empire
Attila the Hun
How did Attila the Hun die in 453 ad?
February 08, 2010 12:03AM
Attila the Hun died from an abdominal hemorrhage that had arose because of his horrible drinking habit. A massive nosebleed was the effect of this hemorrhage and he died in bed on the night of his wedding in 453 BC with his new wife.
Who was the huns leader?
What are the release dates for Decisive Battles - 2004 Chalons 451 AD Attila the Hun 1-6?
What is the battle in which Romans and some German tribes stopped a Hun advance 400 AD?
What leader succeeded in saving Rome from Attila the Hun?
Did attila the hun ever get married?
Attila the Hun had multiple wives and several children. Attila's last wife was Hildico, a Germanic princess. Attila died on his wedding night with her, apparently choking on his own blood from a nosebleed to which the Hun king was prone, after heavy drinking. If he had not been drunk, it is speculated that he might have survived the nosebleed which caused the death of the most powerful man in the world in 453 AD. One of Attila's would-be wives was Honoria, sister to the Emperor Valentinian III, who was banished to a convent for an act of indiscretion, and she offered herself as a wife to Attila along with half of the Western Roman Empire as her dowry. This proposition sparked the largest and bloodiest battle of ancient times, the Battle of Chalons (aka the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains) in 451 AD, and one of the most decisive battles in history. The Roman general Aetius (a friend of Attila since childhood) alligned himself with the Visigoths and other German nations, fighting Attila to a tactical draw which resulted in a strategic victory for the Romans. Anyone interested in Attila should see the 2001 miniseries "Attila" starring Gerard Butler, and the 1954 movie "Sign of the Pagan" starring Jack Palance which covers the year of Attila's life (452 AD) omitted by the later TV production. Neither story is completely accurate, but both give a feel for life in the sagging years of Roman civilization, and they may incite the viewer to read about this fascinating era.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Roman Empire
Invaders who destroyed Rome in AD 455?
timelines loog but it has your info 400 AD Alaric and the Visigoths invade Italy, capturing much of the peninsula in the south 401 AD Vandals led by King Radagaisus invade Noricum and Raetia. Birth of emperor Theodosius II. 402 AD Vandal auxiliary general Flavius Stilicho defeats Alaric at Pollentia. 403 AD Stilicho defeats the army of Alaric in the battle of Verona, forcing Alaric to retire. Honorius moves the capital of the Western Empire to Ravenna. 405 AD Stilicho repels a barbarian invasion of Italy under Radagaisus. Martyrdom of the monk Telemachus, who is stoned to death trying to break up an arenar event, closes the colosseum and officially ends gladiatorial combat in Rome. 406 AD Vandals invades Gaul. 407 AD The last legion in Britain, Legio II Augusta, is withdrawn, and the province abandoned. 408 AD Murder of Stilicho by Honorius. Death of the eastern emperor Arcadius. Replaced by Theodosius II at age 7. 409 AD Vandals, Suevi and Alans invade Spain, forever removing it from Roman control. Alaric, after besieging Rome, decalres Attalus as emperor. 410 AD Alaric sacks Rome, the first external capture of Rome in 800 years, and deposes Attalus. Alaric dies shortly after. He is succeeded by Athaulf as the new king of the Visigoths. 412 - 413 AD Constantius III drives Alaric and the Visigoths from Italy into Gaul. 413 AD Revolt of Heraclius in Africa put down. 417 AD Visigoths settle in Aquitania, Gaul. 419 AD Birth of the Emperor Valentinian III. 420 AD Ostrogoths settle in Pannonia. Death of the Christian writer St. Jerome. 421 AD Death of Constantius III. 423 AD Death of Honorius, replaced by the biy Valentinian with Placidia as regent. 427 AD Boniface revolts in Africa. 429 AD Invited by Boniface, the Vandals in Spain, under Geiseric invade and conquer Mauretania, then Africa. 430 AD Death of the writer and Christian St. Augustine of Hippo. 430's AD Roman General Flavius Aetius campaigns against Visigoths, Burgundians and Franks in Gaul, re-establishing some Roman control. 434 AD Attila made King of the Huns. 435 AD King Theodoric I of the Visigoths besieges the Romans at Narbonne but is eventually defeated by Aetius. 436 AD Aetius defeats the Burgundians. 438 AD Theodosius publishes a code clarifying Roman law. 439 AD Geiseric of the Vandals takes Carthage. 440 AD Geiseric invades Sicily, but is bribed to leave. 441 AD Attila the Hun invades Thracia. 442 AD Britain falls to Saxon invaders, despite continuing pleas for help to Aetius. 443 AD Attila comes to terms with Theodosius and the eastern empire, focusing instead on the west. 447 AD Attila invades Moesia. 450 AD Justin I, future Byzantine emperor, is born in Illyria. Marcian succeeds Theodosius II and stops paying tribute to the Huns. 451 AD Attila invades Gaul devastating as he goes. The huns are eventually defeated by Aetius and Theodoric I the Visigoth, though Theodoric is killed and replaced by Theodoric II. 452 AD Undeterred by defeat, Attila invades Italy but decides to spare Rome and retires. 453 AD Death of Attila the Hun. 454 AD Revolts, internal power struggles and enemy attacks collapse the Hunnic empire. With the threat of the Huns gone, Valentinian has Aetius murdered for fear of his power. The Alemmani invade across the Danube. 455 AD Valentinian III murdered by supporters of Aetius. Maximus proclaimed emperor. At the request of Valentinian's widow Eudoxia, Geiseric of the Vandals invades and sacks Rome from Africa. He carries off Eudoxia and her daughters, leaving a power vacuum in the west. The Visigoths proclaim the former general of Aetius, Avitus as new emperor in the west. um...wow The Vandals.
Asked in Saints
When did Saint Ursula die?
A.d. 453 Good question. Actually, Ursula is a saint of legend and may have never exisited as there is little evidence to confirm her life. She was removed from the Universal Calendar of Saints in 1969. A legend resembling the life of Ursual seems to have developed in the 8th and 9th centuries. 453 AD Her memorial day is on October 21st
Asked in Roman Empire
Asian invaders of the roman empire stopped at the battle of troyes in 451 AD?
When did Attila the hun conquer eatern Rome?
He didn't. He attacked Western Rome in 451 AD but was beaten in Gaul (France) by Western Forces under Flavius Aetius. A few years later he invaded Italy while Rome was still recovering but again was forced to retreat due to disease. He died soon after and was never able to conquer Rome. Hope this is helpful.