Nepos, Julius, d. 480, Roman emperor of the West (474–80). The military governor of Dalmatia, he was appointed emperor of the West by Leo I, emperor of the East. A year later he was deposed by Orestes , who raised his own son Romulus Augustulus to the throne. Julius Nepos, however, was still recognized in the East and in Gaul until his death in 480.
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