Libius Severus

Roman emperor of the West | Royal

Lived from the beginning of 6th century (unknown) to 465 CE

Libius Severus was the Roman emperor of the West from 461 to his death in 465. He was a Roman senator and one of the last Western emperors. He didn't have any effective power (the real power was in the hands of general Ricimer), and unable to solve the many problems affecting the empire. Severus is known to be a pious Christian emperor. The details of Severus' death are obscure, but the majority of historians agree that he died of natural causes in 465 CE. Some sources from the 6th century maintain that Severus was treacherously poisoned by his general Ricimer in his own palace.

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Lived from the beginning of 6th century (unknown) to 465 CE

Libius Severus was the Roman emperor of the West from 461 to his death in 465. He was a Roman senator and one of the last Western emperors. He didn't have any effective power (the real power was in the hands of general Ricimer), and unable to solve the many problems affecting the empire. Severus is known to be a pious Christian emperor. The details of Severus' death are obscure, but the majority of historians agree that he died of natural causes in 465 CE. Some sources from the 6th century maintain that Severus was treacherously poisoned by his general Ricimer in his own palace.

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