Romulus Augustus

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Romulus Augustus
Emperor of the
Western Roman Empire
RomulusAugustus.jpg
Tremissis of Romulus Augustus
Reign31 October AD 475 – 4 September AD 476
PredecessorJulius Nepos[1]
SuccessorOffice Abolished
Diedunknown, after AD 476
unknown, probably Castellum Lucullanum
Full name
Romulus Augustus[2]
FatherOrestes

Flavius Romulus Augustus (461 – after 476), often called Romulus Augustulus ("little Augustus"), was a Western Roman Emperor. He reigned from 31 October, 475 to 4 September, 476 when Odoacer deposed him. The end of his rule is considered to be the end of the western part of the Roman Empire.

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  1. Nepos maintained a claim to the position until he was murdered in 480.
  2. For a famous example, cf. Gibbon, p. 405.

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