Majorian

Roman emperor of the West | Royal

Lived from 420 to 461 CE

Majorian the western Roman emperor from 457 to 461. A prominent general of the Roman army, Majorian deposed Emperor Avitus in 457 and succeeded him. Majorian was the last emperor to make a concerted effort to restore the Western Roman Empire with its own forces. Possessing little more than Italy, Dalmatia, and some territory in northern Gaul, Majorian campaigned rigorously for three years against the Empire's enemies. His successors until the fall of the Empire, in 476/480, were actually instruments of their barbarian generals, or emperors chosen and controlled by the Eastern Roman court. Majorian sought to reform the imperial administration in order to make it more efficient and just. on  The powerful general Ricimer deposed and killed Majorian (august 7, 461 CE) who had become unpopular with the senatorial aristocracy because of his reforms.

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Lived from 420 to 461 CE

Majorian the western Roman emperor from 457 to 461. A prominent general of the Roman army, Majorian deposed Emperor Avitus in 457 and succeeded him. Majorian was the last emperor to make a concerted effort to restore the Western Roman Empire with its own forces. Possessing little more than Italy, Dalmatia, and some territory in northern Gaul, Majorian campaigned rigorously for three years against the Empire's enemies. His successors until the fall of the Empire, in 476/480, were actually instruments of their barbarian generals, or emperors chosen and controlled by the Eastern Roman court. Majorian sought to reform the imperial administration in order to make it more efficient and just. on  The powerful general Ricimer deposed and killed Majorian (august 7, 461 CE) who had become unpopular with the senatorial aristocracy because of his reforms.

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