What Happened in 474 AD

Historical Events

  • Jan 18 Leo II, age 6 or 7, briefly becomes Byzantine Emperor, being joined by his father as co-ruler by his father on January 29th
  • Jan 29 Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II (age 6 or 7)
  • Jun 24 Magister Militum of Dalamatia Julius Nepos proclaimed Emperor in Rome - rules only until 475 as the last Western Roman Emperor

Famous People Who Died in 474 AD

  • Jan 18 Leo I, Thracian born Byzantine Emperor (457-474), dies of dysentery at 73
  • Nov 17 Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies at age 7