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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 seen as marking the end of the Western Roman Empire as well as Ancient Rome.Though the real power in Italy was in his hands, he represented himself as the client of the emperor in Constantinople, Zeno. Odoacer often used the Roman honorific patrician, granted by Zeno, but was referred to as a king (Latin: rex) or duke (Latin: dux) in many documents, so is not clear which was his actual charge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Odoacer has received more than 2,195,458 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Odoacer is the 232nd most popular politician (down from 202nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 3rd 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 232 out of 15,577Before him are Anwar Sadat, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Domitian, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Edward VI of England. After him are Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Bormann, Konrad Adenauer, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Olof Palme, and Ashurbanipal.

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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 5 out of 564Before him are Constantine the Great (272), Jerome (345), Slobodan Milošević (1941), and Romulus Augustulus (460). After him are Decius (201), Aurelian (214), Mileva Marić (1875), Maximian (240), Constantius II (317), Licinius (263), and Constantius Chlorus (250).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Odoacer ranks 3Before him are Constantine the Great (272) and Slobodan Milošević (1941). After him are Decius (201), Aurelian (214), Maximian (240), Constantius II (317), Licinius (263), Constantius Chlorus (250), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Claudius Gothicus (210), and Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923).