Honoria

Augusta | Royal

Lived from c. 400 to c. 455 CE

Justa Grata Honoria, commonly referred to during her lifetime as Honoria, was the older sister of the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III. She is famous for her plea of love and help to Attila the Hun, which led to his proclamation of his claim to rule the Western Roman Empire. She secretly married the imperial chamberlain, Eugenius, who was then executed. Valentinian III demanded that she marry an elderly senator Herculanus Bassus. In an attempt to avoid this fate, Honoria wrote to Attila the Hun offering to become his wife and this apparently led to the battle on the Catalonian Fields. Coins attest that she was granted the title of Augusta not long after the accession of her brother in 426. Historians suggest she died around the time of the sack of Carthage by Vandals in 455; whether of natural causes or by order of her brother Emperor Valentinian III.

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Lived from c. 400 to c. 455 CE

Justa Grata Honoria, commonly referred to during her lifetime as Honoria, was the older sister of the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III. She is famous for her plea of love and help to Attila the Hun, which led to his proclamation of his claim to rule the Western Roman Empire. She secretly married the imperial chamberlain, Eugenius, who was then executed. Valentinian III demanded that she marry an elderly senator Herculanus Bassus. In an attempt to avoid this fate, Honoria wrote to Attila the Hun offering to become his wife and this apparently led to the battle on the Catalonian Fields. Coins attest that she was granted the title of Augusta not long after the accession of her brother in 426. Historians suggest she died around the time of the sack of Carthage by Vandals in 455; whether of natural causes or by order of her brother Emperor Valentinian III.

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