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Romulus Augustulus

(rŏm`yo͞oləs ôgŭs`tyo͝oləs), d. after 476, last Roman emperor of the West (475–76). His father, the general OrestesOrestes
, d. 476, Roman general. With the help of barbarians he deposed (475) the Roman emperor of the West, Julius Nepos, and raised his own son, Romulus Augustulus, to the throne.
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, deposed Julius Nepos and proclaimed Romulus Augustulus emperor. Orestes ruled for a year in his son's name. OdoacerOdoacer
or Odovacar
, c.435–493, chieftain of the Heruli, the Sciri, and the Rugii (see Germans). He and his troops were mercenaries in the service of Rome, but in 476 the Heruli revolted and proclaimed Odoacer their king.
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 deposed Romulus and sent him, with a pension, to live with relatives.

Romulus Augustulus

 

Last emperor (475–76) of the Western Roman Empire. He was overthrown by Odoacer, the leader of one of the German detachments in the Roman Army.

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