Western Roman Empire Falls
On this day in 476, Romulus Augustus - the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire - was deposed by Odoacer, a German barbarian who installed himself as the king of Italy. Although Roman rule continued in the East, the city of Rome itself was under the rule of the barbarians, and the control of Rome over the West had effectively ended.
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My name is Angela Zorn. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.