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Flavius Odoacer ( OH-doh-AY-sər; c. 431 – 493 AD), also spelled Odovacer or Odovacar (Ancient Greek: Ὀδόακρος, romanized: Odóakros), was a soldier and statesman of barbarian background, who deposed the child emperor Romulus Augustulus and became King 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) in many documents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Odoacer has received more than 1,858,700 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Odoacer is the 202nd most popular politician (up from 219th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Serbia (up from 7th 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 202 out of 15,710Before him are George H. W. Bush, Osman II, Muawiyah I, Anwar Sadat, Frederick the Great, and Silvio Berlusconi. After him are Slobodan Milošević, Henry VII of England, Catherine I of Russia, Rudolf Hess, Akbar, and Charles X of France.

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Among people born in 433, Odoacer ranks 1 Among people deceased in 493, Odoacer ranks 1After him is Licinia Eudoxia.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Odoacer ranks 3 out of 469Before him are Constantine the Great (272) and Jerome (345). After him are Slobodan Milošević (1941), Decius (201), Constantius II (317), Mileva Marić (1875), Constantius Chlorus (250), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), and Gratian (359).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Odoacer ranks 2Before him are Constantine the Great (272). After him are Slobodan Milošević (1941), Decius (201), Constantius II (317), Constantius Chlorus (250), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), Gratian (359), Jovian (331), and Peter I of Serbia (1844).