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  • Elemund, King of the Gepids (c.460 - 548)
    There is no evidence Elemund was the son of Ardaric . The connection is unlikely. Elemund seems to have overthrown the Ardariking dynasty, the line of Gepid kings descended from king Ardaric. There is ...
  • Attila the Hun, "Scourge of God", King of the Huns (c.406 - 453)
    Attila Attila (406 – 453), also known as Attila the Hun or the Scourge of God, was leader of the Huns from 434 until his death. He was leader of the Hunnic Empire which stretched from Germany to ...
  • Escama of the Huns (c.440 - c.476)
    By tradition an unnamed daughter (or perhaps granddaughter) of Attila the Hun married his lieutenant Ardaric, king of the Gepids . The source for her name Escama ( Escam , Ascama ) is not known. The ...
  • Austrigusa of the Gepids (deceased)
    Austrigusa was a Gepid princess, but her father is unknown. The power struggles among the leading Gepid families make it difficult to speculate about her father. She might have been a daughter of Elemu...
  • Waccho, king of the Lombards (c.490 - c.539)
    alternate birth location from May Alta: Lething, Lombardy, Italy -------------------------------------------------------- Wacho was hoofdman (koning) van de Langobarden van 510 tot 540. Hij ben...

There are no proven descents from Attila the Hun to modern Europe.

Attila to the Gepidae

The following claim is common in Internet genealogies, but is not possible.

  1. Attila the Hun (406-453), married Justa Grata Honoria.
    1. A daughter of Attila (sometimes called Escam), married Ardaric, king of the Gepidae.
      1. Elemund, king of the Gepidae.
        1. Austrigusa of the Gepids, married Waccho, king of the Lombards, who was an ancestor of Charlemagne.

This genealogy has a number of problems:

  • Attila did not marry Justa Grata Honoria, and did not have children with her.
  • Ardaric might have married a daughter or granddaughter of Attila, but her name is not known.
  • Elemund cannot have been a son of Ardaric. He overthrew the descendants of Ardaric and began a new dynasty.
  • Austrigusa was a Gepid princess, but her father is unknown.