Biography of Romulus Augustulus


Augustulus, Romulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the West; was the son of Orestes who, after deposing Julian Nepos, advanced him to the throne. Odoacer, a barbarian, raised a mutiny against him, and having put Orestes to death, compelled Augustulus to resign his imperial dignity. He was then dismissed with his family and allowed 6,0000 pieces of gold annually for his maintenance in the castle of Lucullus in Campania.