Ahtum

Ahtum, also Achtum or Ajtony (Bulgarian: Охтум, Hungarian: Ajtony, Romanian: Ahtum, Serbian: Ахтум / Ahtum), was a local ruler (voivode, ‘king’, ‘prince’ or tribal leader) in the region of Banat (today divided between Romania, Serbia and Hungary) in the first decades of the 11th century. King Saint Stephen I of Hungary (1000/1001-1038) sent Csanád - one of Ahtum’s former retainers - to fight against him. Csanád defeated and killed Ahtum in the king’s name, thus incorporating the territory into the Kingdom of Hungary.

Some scholars (e.g., A. Madgearu, I. A. Pop) see Ahtum as the last member of a native dynasty established in the early 10th century by Glad, who is mentioned exclusively in the 13th century Gesta Hungarorum as opposing the invading Hungarians.

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