Odoacer


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O·do·a·cer

 (ō′dō-ā′sər) also O·do·va·car (-vā′kər) ad 434?-493.
Germanic tribal leader who in 476 deposed Romulus Augustulus (reigned 475-476), bringing the Western Roman Empire to an end. He was later killed by Theodoric (493).

Odoacer

(ˌɒdəˈeɪsə) or

Odovacar

n
(Biography) ?434–493 ad, barbarian ruler of Italy (476–493); assassinated by Theodoric

O•do•a•cer

(ˌoʊ doʊˈeɪ sər)

also Odovacar



n.
A.D. 434?–493, first barbarian ruler of Italy 476–493.
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476: Puppet emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed by Odoacer, a probably-Germanic soldier who declared himself King of Italy - an event generally seen as marking the end of the Western Roman Empire.
Childeric, as is now known, was a barbarian chieftain who, much like Arbogast, Odoacer, Theodoric the Great and others, managed to establish both a strong position among the Franks and at the same time to be accepted by Gallo-Romans and Roman imperial elites as a person worthy of rule in a Roman province (FRYE 1992).
When Emperor Justin defeated Odoacer and then ratified agreement with Rome the Holy Roman Empire replaced the Roman Empire in 476 AD) Many of these Germanic tribes were Sabbath keepers.
HALLOWEEN; SAMHAIN 475AD: Romulus Augustus became what proved to be the last Western Roman Emperor - he would be deposed less than a year later by the barbarian Odoacer, who became King of Italy rather than Emperor.
In the first chapter, "From the Sack of Rome to Odoacer, 'King of the Nations'," Arnaldi lays bare the episteme that informs his study by focusing on a major arrival of invaders: the descent upon and sack of Rome by Alaric, the King of the Visigoths, in 410.