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Hengist – (5th century AD) – Jutish chief
Hengist came to Britain with his brother, Horsa, from Jutland in 449 AD at the invitation of the British chief, Vortigern, who wanted help to drive off Piet invaders. Hengist liked the country, though he did not have much time for the British people. He persuaded some more of his friends to come over, and they began to settle in Kent. They turned on Vortigern, and at Aylesford they defeated him. For the next thirty years Hengist continued to fight against the British, and in 473 he defeated them and killed twelve nobles. Hengist, who made himself king of Kent, died in 488.