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Ernakh or Ernac (Priscus: Ήρνάχ "Hernach") was the 3rd son of Attila. After Attila's death in 453 AD, his empire crumbled and its remains were ruled by his three sons. Ernakh is considered to have succeeded his brother Dengizich king of Akatziroi( Acatzir Huns) and Utigur/Onogur in the Crimean Kingdom of Bulgar-Huns. He reigned from 469 AD to 503 AD over the Bulgar-Huns who roamed a substantial part of the former empire and inhabited the lands of modern Ukraine.

According to the Nominalia of the Bulgarian khans, where he is called Irnik his dynasty led the Bulgars for 150 years starting approximately from 453 AD.

In 486 and 488 Ernakh led the Bulgars as allies of Byzantium (and later as allies of the Gepids) against the Goths of Theodoric, but was defeated.

Irnik Point on Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Irnik (Ernakh).


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Preceded by
Ruler in Onoguria
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