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Coin of Olybrius.
Olybrius (©!!)
Olybrius: emperor of the West-Roman empire (472).


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


Main deeds:
  • 455 Assassination of Valentinian III; Olybrius leaves Italy and settles in Constantinople
  • 464 Consul (with Flavius Rusticius)
  • April 472 Appointed by Ricimer after the assassination of Anthemius
  • Not recognized by the East-Roman emperor Leo I
  • August 472 Death of Ricimer, who is succeeded as military leader by his son Gundobad
  • 2 November 472 Olybrius dies of dropsy
Succeeded by: Glycerius
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