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Events in History in 476 AD

  • Aug 23 Odoacer proclaimed King of Italy by his troops, 1st barbarian King of Italy
  • Aug 28 German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia

Coup d'étatEnd of the Western Roman Empire

Aug 28 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
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  • Sep 4 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire