Asteroid 1489, Attila, was discovered on April 12, 1939 by Gyorgy Kulin at Budapest. It has a period of 5 years, 262 days, and is just under 19 miles (30.27 kilometers) in diameter.

It was named for Attila, the fifth-century king of the Huns, known as "The Scourge of God," who ravaged northern Italy in 452 and was successfully convinced to spare Rome from attack and plunder by Pope Leo I.

Attila the Hun and his Hordes Overrun Italy and the Arts (1849) by French artist Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863)

The astrological meaning of Attila seems to be: aggression(Henk Middleraad), or active dominance, the urge to fight (J.Lee Lehman).

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