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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Odoacer Germanic barbarian leader who ended the Western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493)
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In literature:

After an interval of seven years, Odoacer restored the consulship of the West.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 3" by Edward Gibbon
Odoacer was the first Barbarian who reigned in Italy, over a people who had once asserted their just superiority above the rest of mankind.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 3" by Edward Gibbon
Liberius was promoted to the office of Praetorian praefect for his unshaken fidelity to the unfortunate cause of Odoacer.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
Odoacer conquered and slew Orestes near Pavia, but Augustulus escaped.
"History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy" by Niccolo Machiavelli
Odoacer was at that time king of Italy.
"Famous Men of the Middle Ages" by John H. Haaren
When his enemy was called Otacher, instead of Sibich, it is because the real Theodoric conquered the real Odoacer.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
The Roman Empire of the West extinguished by Odoacer.
"The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo" by Edward Creasy
In the year 476 the barbarian Odoacer ascended the throne of the Caesars.
"A Short History of Women's Rights" by Eugene A. Hecker
Odovacar (Odoacer), King (476-493), faithful service of Liberius to, ii.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
Roman Empire in Italy ended by Odoacer 8 481.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
It is thought that it was here that the dethroned Emperor Nepos was slain in Odoacer's time.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Odoacer does not lie.
"Felicitas" by Felix Dahn
Your predecessor, Zeno, ceded the West to Theodoric and his Goths when they had overthrown the usurper Odoacer.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
His boyhood was spent in Rome during the reign of Odoacer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
AUGUS'TULUS, Romulus, the last of the Western Roman emperors; reigned for one year (475-6), when he was overthrown by Odoacer and banished.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Odoacer, 7, 10, 11, 13.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
Odoacer, king of a medley of Teutonic tribes, informed Constantinople that there was no emperor in the West.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
The historical Theoderich had fought against Odoacer.
"Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3" by Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
From the midst of the Bajuvarii went forth the Guelph Odoacer on his march to Rome.
"Odd Bits of History" by Henry W. Wolff
The following account is therefore mainly concerned with the periods succeeding A.D. 476, when Romulus Augustulus was deposed by Odoacer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various