406?-453; king of the Huns (433?-453): called Attila the Hun
Origin of AttilaGothic atta, father ( from baby talk) + -ila, diminutive suffix
Known as “the Scourge of the Gods.” AD 406?-453
King of the Huns (433?-453) who reigned over a large empire. He led a successful invasion of the Roman Empire but stopped short of sacking Rome.