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Who is odoacer?

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He was a Germanic general

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German invaders of the Roman Empire in 455 AD?

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No, Odoacer was not an Emperor. He was a general who deposed Romulus Augustulus, the last Emperor of the West Roman Empire, and asked Zeno, the Emperor of the East Roman Empire of the time, to take responsibility for both halves of the empire. Odoacer continued on, apparently as a king or supreme governor, in Italy. Please use the link below for more on Odoacer.


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Theodoric


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What Germanic tribe was odoacer in?

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