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Avitus

Avitus (əvĪˈtəs) [key], d. 456?, Roman emperor of the West (455–56). He was proclaimed emperor in Gaul with the support of the Visigoths but was deposed by Ricimer. He was elected bishop of Placentia but died soon afterward.

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