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Unformatted text preview: Ricimer - Barbarian general acting for Rome, he defeated Vandals in a sea battle in 456. Set up Marjorian as a puppet Emperor, but could not carry offensive to North Africa. Tiring of Marjorian and wanting some arrangement with the Vandals, he disposed of the Roman and installed a distant relative of the Vandal king as Emperor. Both Ricimer and his Emperor were dead by 472. Marjorian - Western emperor set up in 460 by Ricimer. He could not carry the anti- Vandal offensive further, as the Roman fleet was destroyed in storm. Ricimer soon replaced him with a different puppet. Orestes - Barbarian Master of Soldiers in the West, he made his son Romulus Augustulus Emperor in 475. He was killed shortly thereafter. Romulus Augustulus - Made emperor by his Barbarian father Orestes in 475, he lasted less than a year, being deposed by Odovacar, another Barbarian general. Romulus became a bishop. than a year, being deposed by Odovacar, another Barbarian general....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08