Romulus Augustus

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Romulus Augustus
Emperor of the
Western Roman Empire
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Tremissis of Romulus Augustus
Reign 31 October AD 475 – 4 September AD 476
Full name Romulus Augustus[1]
Died unknown, after AD 476
Place of death unknown, probably Castellum Lucullanum
Predecessor Julius Nepos[2]
Successor Office Abolished
Father Orestes

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

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