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What Happened on August 28, 476 AD

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia

Coup d'├ętatEnd of the Western Roman Empire

Orestes, father of Emperor Romulus Augustulus is captured and executed by Odoacer and his followers
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The last Western Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustulus, abdicates the crown in favor of the barbarian king Odoacer
The last Western Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustulus, abdicates the crown in favor of the barbarian king Odoacer