Attila the Hun Died In the Most Unusual Way


Attila the Hun was one of the most fearsome enemies the Romans ever faced. He was an unwashed, uneducated barbarian who killed his own brother to grab absolute power for himself. During all of his bloody conflicts, he only suffered one defeat. Though gruesome, Attila’s death was not the fate you might have predicted for a great warrior and military leader. Just as Attila was preparing another attack on the Eastern Roman Empire, he decided to marry. During the wedding, he feasted and drank late into the night. The next morning, after the king failed to appear, his guards broke down the door of the bridal chamber and found Attila dead, with a weeping wife at his bedside. No wound could be found, and it determined that Attila had suffered a bad nosebleed while lying in a stupor and had choked to death on his own blood. The servants who buried Attila were subsequently killed to prevent them from revealing his final resting place. The location of the burial site, believed to be somewhere in Hungary, remains unknown to this day.