Thursday, January 19, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 5th secular

Romulus Augustus, 475-476
- the son of Orestes, Master of Soldiers, only lasted about ten months - German soldiers wanted to take over a large part of the land in Italy to and Orestes didn't move fast enough so there was a rebellion by Odoacer who removed both Orestes and his son - Odoacer didn't think there was any need to have an emperor in the west anymore and so sent the “imperial regalia” (robe, crown, etc.) to Constantinople - Italy supposedly remained under the control of the Eastern emperor - 476 is a traditional date for the fall of the Roman empire in the West

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