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Romulus Augustuluslocked

, Roman emperor, 475–476 CE

Romulus Augustuluslocked

, Roman emperor, 475–476 CE
  • Peter Heather

Extract

Romulus Augustulus, known as the last western Roman emperor (ce 475–6), was a usurper who was not recognized in Constantinople. He owes his diminutive name to the fact that he was still a child when raised to the throne by his father Orestes. Orestes was overthrown by *Odoacer, who deposed Romulus, but spared him because of his youth and pensioned him off to Campania.

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  • Late Antiquity

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