Who was Attila the Hun? Attila the Hun is often called history's first great terrorist, and the most prolific killer of the Early Middle Ages. But the facts about Attila's life are much more complicated than that. Born into the royalty of a small but ambitious steppe tribe, Attila and his brother Bleda were groomed for a life of combat. They ascended to control the Hunnic Empire, and were soon at war with Rome.
Information on Attila the Hun is hard to come by and often biased. We know he was an innovative general feared by his enemies, but did you know that his conquests were instrumental in founding the city of Venice? Or that one of his greatest invasions started with a possibly fraudulent marriage proposal? Or that accounts of the time said that St. Peter himself came from Heaven to negotiate a piece with the Huns?Here are some facts you probably have never heard about Attila the Hun, interesting Attila the Hun trivia, and other biographical information about the greatest conqueror of his time, and a legendary warrior even today.