Historical Events in 475 AD

  • 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, now seen as the end of the Roman Empire in the West