See also:Roman emperor of the West from the 11th of
See also:July to the 23rd of
See also:October 472, was a member of a
See also:family and a native of Rome . After the
See also:sack of the city by Genseric (Geiseric) in 455, he fled to Constantinople, where in 464 he was made
See also:consul, and about the same
See also:time married Placidia, daughter of Valentinian III. and Eudoxia . This afforded Genseric, whose son
See also:Hunneric had married Eudocia, the elder
See also:sister of Placidia, the opportunity of claiming the
See also:empire of the West for Olybrius, In 472 Olybrius was sent to Italy by the emperor
See also:Leo to assist the emperor
See also:Anthemius against his son-in-
See also:Ricimer, but, having entered into negotiations with the latter, was himself proclaimed emperor against his will, and on the
See also:murder of his
See also:rival ascended the
See also:throne unopposed . His reign was as uneventful as it was brief . See Gibbon, Decline and Fall, ch.
See also:xxxvi.; J . B . Bury, Later Roman Empire .
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