Attila the Hun is acclaimed as a great military leader and warrior. Attila was the ruler of the Hunnic Empire during the early 5th century. He is widely measured as one of the most influential military leaders of history. His empire comprised areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Attila the Hun was the fiercest enemy of both the Western and Eastern Roman Empire and repeatedly waged war against them. He was also known as ''Scourge of God'', remembered for his cruelty. Historians idolize him as a great king and a noble ruler. Attila the Hun achieved great success by an invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire, invaded Italy, but was unable to take Rome. Attila the Hun planned further campaigns against the Roman Empire, but he was unfortunate that he died in 453. For Edward Gibson, an admirer of an enormous Roman Empire, Attila was a "savage destroyer." It was said that he was such a cruel conqueror that the grass would never grow on the place where his horse had stepped on. As the Roman historians described, he was "a man born into the world to shake the nations." There were many barbarian leaders, but Attila the Hun has become "the barbarian of the ancient world."
Attila, also regularly called Attila the Hun, was born in the noble Hun family. Huns were nomadic people who migrated from the areas east of the Volga River in Russia to Eastern Europe. Mudzuk, Attila's father, was a brother of Hun Kings Ruga Octar. Hudzuk died when Attila was very young, he and his brother Bleda were raised by their uncles. Attila the Hun's exact birth year is not known, but historians believe that he was born in 395 AD, while others claimed that Attila's day of birth was 390 AD.
Childhood and family
In his early childhood, Attila was taught the "Hun way." He learned how to shoot arrows and bow like a professional; he studied special fighting skills, sword fighting, and using axes. Attila and his brother were prepared for war at an early age, and they were taught military art and diplomacy tactics from early childhood. They were both skillful archers and horsemen. They perhaps both read and spoke Both Latin and Gothic.As the historians believe, Attila and his brother Bleda were groomed for the authority role from their early years.
Appearance and character
From a Roman perspective, Romans had an extraordinary and distressing appearance.
The Huns were short of height and had tanned skin. Many historians and writers described them with small eyes and flat noses. Attila the Hun was characterized as the man who was born into the world to shake the nations. He was very masterful in his walk, rolling his eyes nigher, and hither, the power of his generous spirit appeared in every movement of his body. Attila was a lover of war, always had a reasonable action; he was gracious to supplicants and also tolerant of those who were once received into his protection. Attila has a broad chest, and large head, short of stature, his eyes were small.
Attila had a flat nose, his bread thin and sprinkled with gray. His physical appearance made scholars think that Attila was a typical East Asian, or perhaps a mixture of this type and the Turkish people of Central Asia. Some historians also believed that his descriptions were also evident in some Scythian people.