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Odoacer ( OH-doh-AY-sər; c. 433 – 15 March 493 AD), also spelled Odovacer or Odovacar, was a barbarian soldier and statesman from the Middle Danube who deposed the Western Roman child emperor Romulus Augustulus and became the ruler of Italy (476–493). Odoacer's overthrow of Romulus Augustulus is traditionally understood as marking the end of the Western Roman Empire. Although he held power over Italy, he also represented himself as the client of the Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople, Zeno. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Odoacer has received more than 2,535,352 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Odoacer is the 287th most popular politician (down from 230th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Serbia (up from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Serbian Politician.

Odoacer is most famous for overthrowing the last Western Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustus, in 476 AD.

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Among politicians, Odoacer ranks 287 out of 19,576Before him are B. R. Ambedkar, Charles the Bald, Edward Heath, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Hu Jintao, and Septimius Severus. After him are Martin Bormann, Charles XII of Sweden, Sulla, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Mars, and George III of the United Kingdom.

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Among people born in 433, Odoacer ranks 1 Among people deceased in 493, Odoacer ranks 1After him are Licinia Eudoxia, and Emperor Wu of Southern Qi.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Odoacer ranks 3 out of 661Before him are Constantine the Great (272), and Jerome (345). After him are Slobodan Milošević (1941), Decius (201), Romulus Augustulus (460), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Mileva Marić (1875), Galerius (250), Constantius II (317), and Aurelian (214).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Odoacer ranks 2Before him are Constantine the Great (272). After him are Slobodan Milošević (1941), Decius (201), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Galerius (250), Constantius II (317), Aurelian (214), Constantius Chlorus (250), Peter I of Serbia (1844), and Valentinian I (321).