Romulus Augustulus

460 - 527

Photo of Romulus Augustulus

Icon of person Romulus Augustulus

Romulus Augustus (c. 465 – after 511?), nicknamed Augustulus, was Roman emperor of the West from 31 October 475 until 4 September 476. Romulus was placed on the imperial throne by his father, the magister militum Orestes, and, at that time, still a minor, was little more than a figurehead for his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Romulus Augustulus has received more than 1,655,880 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Romulus Augustulus is the 44th most popular religious figure (up from 48th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Italy and the 5th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Romulus Augustus was the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire. He was overthrown by Odoacer in 476 AD.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 84.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Romulus Augustuluses by language


Among religious figures, Romulus Augustulus ranks 44 out of 2,272Before him are Anthony of Padua, Pope Gregory I, Joshua, Bartholomew the Apostle, Thomas the Apostle, and Husayn ibn Ali. After him are Samuel, Pope Alexander VI, Isaiah, Benedict of Nursia, Pope Clement VII, and Sarah.

Most Popular Religious Figures in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 460, Romulus Augustulus ranks 1After him are Pope Symmachus, Zosimus, Hilderic, and Amalafrida. Among people deceased in 527, Romulus Augustulus ranks 1After him are Justin I and Anicia Juliana.

Others Born in 460

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 527

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Romulus Augustulus ranks 55 out of 4,088Before him are Maria Montessori (1870), Vespasian (9), Pope Gregory I (540), Parmenides (-501), Luciano Pavarotti (1935), and Umberto Eco (1932). After him are Vitruvius (-75), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Clement VII (1478), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Pope John XXIII (1881), and Guglielmo Marconi (1874).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Romulus Augustulus ranks 5Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope Pius XII (1876), and Pope Gregory I (540). After him are Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Clement VII (1478), Pope John XXIII (1881), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Julius II (1443), Pope Pius XI (1857), and Pope Pius IX (1792).