Flavius Aetius Biography

Aetius, dux et patricius, was a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. He was an able military commander and the most influential man in the Western Roman Empire for two decades. He managed policy in regard to the attacks of barbarian federates settled throughout the Western Roman Empire. Notably, he mustered a large Roman and allied army to stop the Huns in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, ending the devastating Hunnic invasion of Attila in 451.

Along with his rival Count Boniface, he has often been called "the last of the Romans". Edward Gibbon refers to him as "the man universally celebrated as the terror of Barbarians and the support of the Republic" for his victory at the Catalaunian Plains. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Flavius Aetius
Nationality:
Western Roman Empire
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Death:
September 21, 454
Age at Death:
unknown
Cause of Death:
Assassination
Flavius Aetius Timeline
  • 451-09-20
    Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plainsat (Chalons-sur-Marne) halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul
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