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Transcript of Romulus Augustus
How did he become emperor?
Orestes , the military commander gathered his troops and deposed of Julius Nepos , who was the recent emperor.
Julius Nepos, fled in August AD 475, leaving Rome to Orestes.
But Orestes did not take the throne himself. With his Roman wife he had a son, Romulus Augustulus. Orestes decided that the Romans would be more willing to accept his son, who had more roman blood in him, than he himself did. Orestes made his young son emperor on 31 October AD 475.
Accomplishments & Failures
How did he die?
On 28 August 476, Orestes was captured and killed by Odovacar.
Odovacar then occupied Ravena.
Entering Ravenna, Odovacar deposed Augustulus from the rule.
He then took pity on how young Romulus was so he granted him his life and because he had a heart he even granted to him an income of six thousand solidi and sent him to Campania to live freely with his relatives.
The date of his death is unknown, but he died in the country named Castell dell'Ovo, Italy.
Who is he?
His name is Romulus Agustulus.
He was born on 460 AD.
He was the son of and Orestes.
Romulus Augustulus, is considered the last Western Roman Emperor, reigning from 31 October 475 until 4 September 476.
By: Nayomi Talabert
He only ruled for 10 - 12 months.
His father basically made all the decisions for him, he really didn't do anything.
He had no accomplishments or failures , as a young emperor.
After Romulus Agustulus
After the fall of Romulus Augustulus, in A.D. 476, Rome continued to have an emperor for almost another millennium(a period of a thousand years), but the Roman emperor ruled from the East.