Glycerius

Roman emperor of the West | Royal

Lived from beginning of 5th century (unknown) to 474 (possibly 480 CE)

Glycerius was the Roman emperor of the West from 473 to 474 CE. He served as commander of the palace guard during the reign of emperor Olybrius, until Olybrius died in November 472. After four months Glycerius was proclaimed Western Emperor in March 473. Very few of his reign events are known other than that during his reign, an attempted invasion of Italy by the Visigoths was repelled, diverting them to Gaul. He also prevented an invasion by the Ostrogoths through gifts. Glycerius was not recognized by the Eastern Roman emperor Leo I, who instead nominated Julius Nepos as Emperor and sent him with an army to invade the Western Empire. Glycerius was without allies and therefore was forced to abdicate on 24 June 474. He was appointed Bishop of Salona, which position he held until his death. He died sometime after 474, possibly 480 CE. He may have had a role in the assassination of Julius Nepos in 480

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Lived from beginning of 5th century (unknown) to 474 (possibly 480 CE)

Glycerius was the Roman emperor of the West from 473 to 474 CE. He served as commander of the palace guard during the reign of emperor Olybrius, until Olybrius died in November 472. After four months Glycerius was proclaimed Western Emperor in March 473. Very few of his reign events are known other than that during his reign, an attempted invasion of Italy by the Visigoths was repelled, diverting them to Gaul. He also prevented an invasion by the Ostrogoths through gifts. Glycerius was not recognized by the Eastern Roman emperor Leo I, who instead nominated Julius Nepos as Emperor and sent him with an army to invade the Western Empire. Glycerius was without allies and therefore was forced to abdicate on 24 June 474. He was appointed Bishop of Salona, which position he held until his death. He died sometime after 474, possibly 480 CE. He may have had a role in the assassination of Julius Nepos in 480

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