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Attila (, ; fl. c. 406–453), frequently called Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, Alans, and Bulgars, among others, in Central and Eastern Europe. During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Attila has received more than 8,460,498 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia. Attila is the 27th most popular politician (down from 16th in 2019). (up from 1st in 2019)

Attila is most famous for being the leader of the Huns, a nomadic group of people who invaded Europe in the 5th century. He was responsible for the death of many people and the destruction of many cities and towns.

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Among politicians, Attila ranks 27 out of 15,577Before him are Tutankhamun, Hannibal, Otto von Bismarck, Hammurabi, Cicero, and Mikhail Gorbachev. After him are Hurrem Sultan, Mao Zedong, Queen Victoria, Commodus, Osman I, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Among people born in 406, Attila ranks 1After him is Bahram V. Among people deceased in 453, Attila ranks 1After him are Pulcheria, Thorismund, Emperor Ingyō, and Emperor Wen of Liu Song.

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