The Year 476 of the Calendar Julien mark traditionally the fall of the Roman Empire of Occident.
Roman Empire of the East
Year 476 sees the end of the reign of the usurper Basiliscus, who had driven out Zénon throne in 475. It had made itself very unpopular while increasing the taxes and while wanting to impose the Monophysisme in the Empire, pushing the Patriarche of Constantinople Acacius to be draped of black Holy-Sophie. Betrayed by the general Islands and his own Armatus nephew, Basiliscus cannot prevent Zénon from returning to Constantinople in August, where it is cordially accommodated. Basiliscus dies a little later carried out with woman and children on order of Zénon.
Roman Empire of Occident
476 is usually used as completion date with the Roman Empire of Occident. The army of Italy is for a long time made up of Barbarians: Rugiens, Hérules, Skires, Turcilinges, inter alia. They ask the extension to the Italy system of the tercia , one the third of the grounds of the peninsula, with the example of the other provinces. After the Patrice Flavius Oreste, father of the young emperor Romulus Augustule, refused to grant grounds to them, the Hérules revolt and go on the Empire. Oreste is captured with Pavia the August 28th, then carried out, and the September 4th, after the fall of its capital Ravenne, Romulus Augustule is forced to abdicate by the chief of Hérules, Odoacre. That exiles the ex-emperor in Campanie and returns the imperial badges to Byzance, so that Zénon recognizes it like Patrice. Zénon returns it towards the legitimate emperor of Occident which Flavius Oreste had détrôné, Julius Nepos, then taken refuge in Dalmatie. Odoacre refuses and the things remain about it there. Seemingly, Odoacre control surface Italy in the name of the only emperor, that of the East. In fact, the Western Empire ceased existing.
Euric, king of the Visigoths, seizes the south of the Gaulle to the Italian border, while the Goths occupy the Istrie. In Africa, the Berber Masties, chief of the mountain tribes of the Aurès, proclaims imperator and reigns forty years, and Massuna proclaims king of the Moors and the Romans after having taken the Maurétanie with the Vandales. The Zénon emperor confirms to the king Vandales Genséric the rights on the islands of the Western Mediterranean.
Births in 476
Death in 476
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