On This Day

What Happened in 475 AD

Historical Events

  • Jan 9 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.
  • Jan 12 Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
  • Apr 9 Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
  • Aug 28 Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.