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When Odoacer overthrew the last Roman Empire Romulus Augustulus why was that an important event?

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03/25/2013

Historians set the date of theoverthrowof RomulusAugustusas the end of the western Roman Empire because he was the last emperor. He was apuppetemperor he was only 15, he was appointed by his fatherOresteswho was a usurper and had the real power. he lasted only 10months.


Hisrealname was Romulus Augustus. Augustulus (little Augustus) was a nickname he was given because of his young age.