Anthemius

Roman emperor of the West | Royal

Lived from 420 to 472 CE

Procopius Anthemius was Western Roman emperor from 467 to 472 AD. He was born in Constantinople (capital of the Empire at that time) and is widely considered as the last capable Western Roman Emperor. Anthemius attempted to solve the two primary military challenges facing the remains of the Western Roman Empire: the resurgent Visigoths, whose domain straddled the Pyrenees; and the unvanquished Vandals, in undisputed control of North Africa. Anthemius was killed on 11 July 472 by Ricimer, his own general of Gothic descent, who contested power with him.

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Lived from 420 to 472 CE

Procopius Anthemius was Western Roman emperor from 467 to 472 AD. He was born in Constantinople (capital of the Empire at that time) and is widely considered as the last capable Western Roman Emperor. Anthemius attempted to solve the two primary military challenges facing the remains of the Western Roman Empire: the resurgent Visigoths, whose domain straddled the Pyrenees; and the unvanquished Vandals, in undisputed control of North Africa. Anthemius was killed on 11 July 472 by Ricimer, his own general of Gothic descent, who contested power with him.

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