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Synonyms for Odoacer

Germanic barbarian leader who ended the Western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493)

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Only with the removal, three centuries later, of Romulus Augustus, the last Western emperor, by the barbarian Odoacer, was the light of Rome finally extinguished.
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102) So also the fourth trumpet was thought to depict the next major invader, Odoacer, during whose time the Western Empire ceased to exist in 476 AD (Revelation 8: 12).
Certainly, paganism survived until long after the fall of the Western Empire to the barbarian king Odoacer in 476.
145), where in the final scene a young woman sees a similarity between an Israeli soldier confronting a Palestinian and other encounters: "That is the way the Roman legionnaire stood before the overthrown Maccabee and Odoacer on the ruins of the Colosseum, the Frankish knight before the Saxons bound with ropes, Maluta Skuratow before the kneeling boyars, Bismarck in Versailles, Stroop on the street of the burning ghetto, the Vietnamese guerrilla near Dien Bien Phu.
An opportunistic barbarian adventurer, Odoacer was skilled in the cutthroat politics of the age; he was also an able administrator, governing mildly and justly; as a general he had some ability, but he and his army were no match for that of Theodoric.
The date 476 is significant as marking the end of the West Roman Empire with the ascent to power of Odoacer, the barbarian chieftain.