Julius Nepos

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Julius Nepos (Latin: Flavius Julius Nepos Augustus; c. undefined 430480) was Western Roman Emperor de facto from 474 to 475 and de jure until his death in 480.wikipedia
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Deposition of Romulus Augustulus

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Some historians consider Nepos to be the last Western Roman Emperor, while others consider the western line to have ended with Romulus Augustulus in 476.
Odoacer's deposition of Romulus Augustulus, occurring in 476 AD, marked the end of the period during which Western Roman Emperors exercised sovereignty, although Julius Nepos exercised control over Dalmatia until 480.

Byzantine Empire

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In contrast, the Eastern Roman Empire and its line of emperors survived this period of history essentially intact.
In 480 with the death of the Western Emperor Julius Nepos, Eastern Emperor Zeno became sole Emperor of the empire.

Zeno (emperor)

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Nepos was assassinated in 480, and Eastern Emperor Zeno formally abolished the Western division of the Empire.
His reign saw the end of the Western Roman Empire following the deposition of Romulus Augustus and the death of Julius Nepos, but he contributed much to stabilising the Eastern Empire.

Glycerius

Nepos was elevated to Western Roman Emperor in 474 by the Eastern Roman Emperor Leo I in order to replace the usurper Glycerius.
Glycerius was not recognized by the Eastern Roman Emperor Leo I, who instead nominated Julius Nepos as Emperor and sent him with an army to invade the Western Empire.

Orestes (5th century general)

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Nepos was then deposed by Orestes, who took control of the government at Ravenna on August 28, 475, forcing Nepos to flee by ship to Dalmatia.
In 475, Orestes was appointed magister militum and patricius by Western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos.

Romulus Augustulus

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Some historians consider Nepos to be the last Western Roman Emperor, while others consider the western line to have ended with Romulus Augustulus in 476.
He is often described as the "last Western Roman emperor", though some historians consider this to be Julius Nepos.

Dalmatia (Roman province)

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He was also the ruler of Roman Dalmatia from 468 to 480.
Julius Nepos became the governor of Dalmatia even though he was a relative of the emperor of the east, Leo I the Thracian, and Dalmatia was under the western part of the Roman empire.

Emperor

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However under Roman law, Leo was the sole legitimate Emperor and had the right to select a new western counterpart.
The subdivisions and co-emperor system were formally abolished by Emperor Zeno in 480 AD following the death of Julius Nepos last Western Emperor and the ascension of Odoacer as the de facto King of Italy in 476 AD.

Marcellinus (magister militum)

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Nepos was married to Leo's niece, but also himself was the nephew of the sovereign governor of Dalmatia, Marcellinus, hence his agnomen of nepos — "nephew".
The Gallic army was prominent, especially under Aegidius in the 460's, the Italian army was the main influence for Ricimer, and the forces of Dalmatia gave a solid base of power and support between 450 and 480 for Marcellinus and later his nephew Western Emperor Julius Nepos

Gundobad

Glycerius had been raised to the throne by the Burgundian magister militum Gundobad in the western capital of Ravenna.
Ian Wood speculates that Gundobad's departure may have been connected with the arrival of a new emperor, Julius Nepos, who had the support of the Roman Emperor in Constantinople.

Magister militum

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Glycerius had been raised to the throne by the Burgundian magister militum Gundobad in the western capital of Ravenna.
468–474: Julius Nepos

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Split-Makarska

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Malchus also implicates the former Emperor Glycerius in the conspiracy; as Glycerius had been appointed Bishop of Salona by Nepos, he was in the vicinity of the murder.
Eastern Roman Emperor Leo I (r. 457-474) appointed Glycerius as Bishop of Salona in 474, Glycerius had earlier served as Western Roman Emperor but was deposed by Julius Nepos.

Nepotianus (magister militiae)

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Historians claim that Julius Nepos was son of the comes Nepotianus, a general (magister utriusque militiae) who served the Western Roman Empire between 458 and 461 during the reign of Majorian.
Nepotianus married the sister of Marcellinus, the semi-independent ruler of Dalmatia; Julius Nepos, last Western Roman Emperor, might have been their son and did at some point succeed Nepotianus as ruler of Dalmatia.

Ovida

Marcellinus Comes blames "the treachery of his comes Viator and Ovida" for the murder.
Following Flavius Orestes's coup against the Western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos on August 28, 475, Ovida remained loyal to the Emperor and accompanied him on his escape to Dalmatia.

Foederati

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Romulus' short reign ended on September 4, 476, when Odoacer, head of the Germanic Foederati in Italy, captured Ravenna, killed Orestes, and deposed Romulus.
Even before the eventual collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 several kingdoms with the status of foederati managed to gain a full independence formally recognized by the Western Roman Empire, such as the Vandals through the peace treaty concluded in 442 between their king Genseric and Valentinian III and the Visigoths through the peace treaty concluded in 475 between their king Euric and Julius Nepos.

Roman emperor

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undefined 430480) was Western Roman Emperor de facto from 474 to 475 and de jure until his death in 480.
Romulus Augustulus is often considered to be the last emperor of the West after his forced abdication in 476, although Julius Nepos maintained a claim recognized by the Eastern Empire to the title until his death in 480.

House of Leo

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Although the association of the agnomen "Nepos" with his connection to the Leonid dynasty seems to be fairly clear, the origins of and relationships between all these similar-sounding names, including his father's, are less clear.
Julius Nepos ruled a Roman rump state of Dalmatia after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Malchus (historian)

Malchus
Malchus also implicates the former Emperor Glycerius in the conspiracy; as Glycerius had been appointed Bishop of Salona by Nepos, he was in the vicinity of the murder.
78), and to which he gives the title Βυζαντιακά, comprehended only the period from the final sickness of the Eastern emperor Leo I (473 or 474), to the death of Julius Nepos, emperor of the West (480).

Wife of Julius Nepos

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The wife of Julius Nepos was the last empress of the Roman Empire in the West, whose husband reigned from 474 through 480, although he was in exile from his capital after 475.

Western Roman Empire

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In 480, following the assassination of the previous Western emperor Julius Nepos, the Eastern emperor Zeno dissolved the Western court and proclaimed himself the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.

Split, Croatia

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Between 475 and 480 the Palace hosted Flavius Julius Nepos, the last recognised Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

Odoacer

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Romulus' short reign ended on September 4, 476, when Odoacer, head of the Germanic Foederati in Italy, captured Ravenna, killed Orestes, and deposed Romulus. Orestes crowned his son, Romulus Augustulus, as emperor but they were soon deposed by Odoacer.
With the backing of the Roman Senate, Odoacer thenceforth ruled Italy autonomously, paying lip service to the authority of Julius Nepos, the previous Western emperor, and Zeno, the emperor of the East.

List of Roman usurpers

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*List of Roman usurpers
Julius Nepos (476-480) ruled as emperor in exile in Dalmatia since 475, tried to reclaim imperial throne from the barbarian regime in Italy lead by Odoacer around 479-480, killed by his soldiers in same year

Latin

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Julius Nepos (Latin: Flavius Julius Nepos Augustus; c.

De facto

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undefined 430480) was Western Roman Emperor de facto from 474 to 475 and de jure until his death in 480.