On september 4, ad 476, the last emperor of the western roman empire, romulus augustulus, was deposed by odoacer, a germanic chieftain odoacer had served in the roman army for years and had attained the rank of general. The most frightening emperor he was chosen by tiberius and had a good reign during his first six months, but soon became insane he was most known for undergoing a metamorphosis into a god. Rome was an empire for over 500 years during this time there were over 140 different emperors augustus: augustus was the first emperor he was julius caesar's adopted son in 31 bce, after 30 years of civil war, augustus defeated anthony and cleopatra, and because the first emperor of ancient rome. Black roman emperor karakala the memorials of caracalla, septimius severus, geta, maximinus, and a long line of black, moorish, african emperors of rome reject this lie we must revisit the roman empire and salvage the black ancestors and emperors that have been covered by the global western academic conspiracy. Claudius conquered britain, making it part of the roman empire nero, claudius's grand-nephew accused christians of burning down rome first roman emperor to commit suicide year of the four emperors galba, military leader under claudius otho, friend of nero.
Back to: alphabetical imperial index | de imperatoribus romanis | index of imperial stemmata | editorial board| dir essay archive the imperial index: the rulers of the roman empire from augustus to constantine xi palaeologus the united roman empire. Ancient rome was a dangerous place to be an emperor during its more than 500-year run, about 20 percent of rome's 82 emperors were assassinated while in power. Roman empire, the ancient empire, centred on the city of rome, that was established in 27 bce following the demise of the roman republic and continuing to the final eclipse of the empire of the west in the 5th century ce a brief treatment of the roman empire follows.
The roman empire reached its greatest extent in 117 ce under the emperor trajan when trajan died, much of the territory he conquered in mesopotamia was quickly lost, but after this, rome’s frontiers became relatively stable. List of west-roman emperors on these pages, you will find the names, regnal dates, and portraits of the emperors of the roman empire, with links to more information 1st century 2nd century 3rd century gallic empire palmyra 4th century 5th century (west) byzantine empire honorius honorius. Romulus augustus, the last emperor of the western roman empire, is deposed by odoacer, a german barbarian who proclaims himself king of italy odoacer was a mercenary leader in the roman imperial.
The roman empire the senate of rome heralded the title of emperor upon gaius octavianus, the grand nephew and adopted son of julius caesar in 27 bc and bestowed upon him the titles of augustus which means divinely chosen, and princeps which means the first head augustus was the first and greatest of all the roman emperors. Its empire was a vast collection of states, backed up by force it was not always peaceful enemies and rebels like cleopatra and boudicca revealed the roman steel that lay behind its civilization. Currency and the collapse of the roman empire during the crisis of the 3rd century (235-284 ad), there may have been more than 50 emperors most of these were murdered, assassinated, or killed in battle the empire was in a free-for-all, and it split into three separate states. The roman empire resisted against against this group, but the western roman armies were defeated by this group they were paid by the romans to not attack rome later, the romans stopped paying and this group attacked and destroy rome in year 410. The initial crowning of an emperor occurred on december 25, 800 ad this decision was made by pope leo iii in order for him to be protected by the roman empire which at the time only existed in the far away lands of the byzantine empire.
Patricians and emperors offers concise comparative biographies of the individuals who wielded power in the final decades of the western roman empire, from the assassination of aetius in 454 to the death of julius nepos in 480. The roman empire was vast at its peak and its influence is still felt today in our forms of military, government, and society in general ruled over for a time by emperors, the empire had periods of greatness and periods of decline. The holy roman empire, an attempt to resurrect the empire in the west, was established in 800 when pope leo iii crowned frankish king charlemagne as roman emperor on christmas day, though the empire and the imperial office did not become formalised for some decades.
Then in 476 a d the germanic general odacer or odovacar overthrew the last of the roman emperors, augustulus romulus from then on the western part of the empire was ruled by germanic chieftain roads and bridges were left in disrepair and fields left untilled. List of roman emperors on these pages, you will find the names, regnal dates, and portraits of the emperors of the roman empire, with links to more information 1st century 2nd century 3rd century gallic empire palmyra 4th century 5th century (west) byzantine empire julius caesar julius caesar. Emperor trajan (98-117ad) was just the right emperor for the times outline map of the roman empire he expanded the empire further, he conquered the lands south-east of the black sea and also succeeded in quelling the rebellious dacians to whom domitian had been paying a shameful ransom.
Five good emperors, the ancient roman imperial succession of nerva (reigned 96–98 ce), trajan (98–117), hadrian (117–138), antoninus pius (138–161), and marcus aurelius (161–180), who presided over the most majestic days of the roman empire it was not a bloodline. List of roman emperors - roman empire split western and eastern roman empire in 285ad in 285 the roman empire was split in half by diocletian - the western roman empire and the other half became known as the eastern roman empire or the byzantine empire. The term holy roman empire has been used to distinguish the medieval german empire from the ancient roman empire and the greek roman (byzantine) empire in the east the line of emperors in the western provinces of the roman empire came to an end with the death of romulus augustulus in ad 476.