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Romulus Augustulus

Romulus Augustulus rŏm´yo͞oləs ôgŭs´tyo͝oləs [key], d. after 476, last Roman emperor of the West (475–76). His father, the general Orestes , deposed Julius Nepos and proclaimed Romulus Augustulus emperor. Orestes ruled for a year in his son's name. Odoacer deposed Romulus and sent him, with a pension, to live with relatives.

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