The Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire died in 450 AD. His successor was the respected Roman general was succeeded by Marcian. He was a strong and determined ruler and above all he was determined to stand up to the Huns. In late 450 Marcian stopped paying tribute to Attila and he tore up all the previous treaties agreed between the two empires. Attila was enraged and he vowed to destroy the great city of Constantinople and to kill Marcian. Lucky for Marcian and the Eastern Roman Empire, Attila suddenly died.
In 453 AD on the wedding night of one of his numerous marriages, this time to a beautiful young woman named Ildico. She was to become another of his many wives. No one knows how many wives Attila had. That night after the wedding feast the newly-weds went to bed. The next morning it seems that Attila was found dead. There are various theories regarding how Attila died. Some have suggested that he died because of all the alcohol that he had consumed. The most popular one was that he suffered a severe haemorrhage from his nose which killed him while he slept.
However, there have been reports that the King of the Hund had been assassinated and that he had been poisoned or killed in his sleep.