Dulo clan

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The Dulo Clan or the House of Dulo was the ruling Bulgar dynasty,[1] of states in various parts of eastern Europe, including Magna Hungaria (until the 13th century), Patria Onoguria (from 460 CE), and Old Great Bulgaria (c. 632 CE).

Attila the Hun was reputedly descended from the founding ancestor of the Dulo clan, a "Maeotian" king.[2] The Nominalia of the Bulgarian Khans names this ancestor as Avitohol.[3]

The clan was subsequently appointed the ruling dynasty of the western Bulgars.[4]

Kubrat, a member of the clan, is believed to have founded Old Great Bulgaria .[5] His generals (styled "sons" by the Dulo) included: Batbayan (Volga), Kotrag (Khazars), Kuber (Balkan Macedonia), Asparuh (Danube Bulgaria) and also Alcek (Italy).

Dulo Hill on Livingston Island, near Antarctica, is named after the clan.[6]

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  1. ^ The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century, John Van Antwerp Fine, Publisher University of Michigan Press, 1991, ISBN 0-472-08149-7, p. 76.
  2. ^ KÉZAI SIMON's MAGYAR KRÓNIKÁJA translated by Szabó Károly Ch.4
  3. ^ The Huns, Rome and the Birth of Europe, Hyun Jin Kim, Cambridge University Press, 2013, ISBN 1107009065, p. 59.
  4. ^ Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831, Panos Sophoulis, BRILL, 2011, ISBN 9004206957, p. 71.
  5. ^ The” Other Europe in the Middle Ages: Avars, Bulgars, Khazars and Cumans, Florin Curta, Roman Kovalev, BRILL, 2008, ISBN 9004163891, p. 284.
  6. ^ Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica: Dulo Hill.