Person:Ricimer (1)

Ricimer
b.abt 0405
d.18 Aug 0472
Facts and Events
Name Ricimer
Alt Name Ricmere De Svebern
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 0405
Death[1] 18 Aug 0472
Reference Number? Q309845?


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Flavius Ricimer (; Classical ; c. 405 – August 18, 472) was a Romanized Germanic general who effectively ruled the remaining territory of the Western Roman Empire from 461 until his death in 472, with a brief interlude in which he contested power with Anthemius. Deriving his power from his position as magister militum of the Western Empire, Ricimer exercised political control through a series of puppet emperors.

Ricimer's military office and his dominance over the empire led historians such as J. B. Bury to conclude that he was a link between previous magistri militum, such as the Vandal Stilicho, and the Germanic King of Italy, Odoacer. Odoacer deposed Western Emperor Romulus Augustulus in 476, in an act often considered to mark the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ricimer, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.