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Attila Meets Leo I - Medieval Picture, Chronicon Pictum

Attila Meets Leo I Medieval Picture Chronicon Pictum

This picture of Attila, King of the Huns, meeting Pope Leo I is from a facsimile of the Chronicon Pictum - a 14th-century Hungarian chronicle which begins with the story of Attila.  The Pope (also called Leo the Great) successfully convinced Attila to spare Rome (and Italy) from further conquest and plunder.


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Image, courtesy facsimile of Chronicon Pictum, maintained at the University of Maryland Library.  Online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

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