List of West-Roman Emperors

On these pages, you will find the names, regnal dates, and portraits of the emperors of the Roman Empire, with links to more information.

Honorius
Honorius
Honorius
  • 9 September 384: Flavius Honorius 
  • January 393: Flavius Honorius Augustus
  • 15 August 423: natural death

Johannes
Johannes
Johannes
  • year of birth unknown; possibly of Gothic descent
  • 20 November 423: recognized by the Senate as emperor
  • May/June 425: executed by East-Roman troops

Valentinian III (coin)
Valentinian III (coin)
Valentinian III
  • 2 July 419: Flavius Placidius Valentinianus 
  • 424: Valentinianus Caesar
  • 23 October 425: Valentinianus Augustus
  • 16 March 455: murdered

Petronius Maximus
  • 396: Flavius Petronius Maximus
  • 17 March 455: Maximus Augustus
  • 31 May 455: lynched by soldiers

Avitus
  • c.400: Flavius Maccilius Eparchius Avitus
  • 9 July 455: proclaimed emperor by the Visigoths
  • 17 October 456: resigned 
  • First half of 457: unknown cause of death

Majorian
  • c.420: Julius Maiorianus
  • 28 December 457: proclaimed emperor
  • 2 July 461: resigned 
  • 7 July 461: murdered by Ricimer

Libius Severus
  • year of birth and full name unknown
  • 19 November 461: recognized as emperor
  • after 25 September 465: murdered by Ricimer?

Anthemius
Anthemius
Anthemius
  • c.420: Procopius Anthemius
  • 12 April 467: recognized as emperor by the Senate
  • 11 July 472: murdered by Ricimer

Olybrius
  • Date of birth unknown: Flavius Anicius Olybrius
  • April 472: appointed emperor by Ricimer
  • 2 November 472: natural death

Glycerius
  • date of birth and full name unknown
  • 3/5 March 473: appointed by Gundobad
  • Between 19-24 June 474: taken captive by Julius Nepos, resigned, and made bishop 
  • died after 480

Julius Nepos
Julius Nepos
Julius Nepos
  • date of birth and full name unknown
  • Between 19-24 June 474: recognized by the Senate
  • 28 August 475: forced to resign by Orestes, and made bishop
  • One last attempt to rule in May/June 480

Romulus Augustulus
Romulus Augustulus
Romulus Augustulus
  • 461: Romulus
  • 31 October 475: made emperor by Orestes
  • Nicknamed Augustulus
  • 31 August 476: forced to resign
  • Still alive in 510