Dear Prof. Steve Fanning,
I dare to ask: how many Roman (and not only Roman) emperor were usurpers or
not? What does it mean exactly "oficially recognized"? Actually, all the
founders of a new dynasty was an usurper, isn't it?
Then, I have a question: was Romulus Augustulus acclaimed by the Roman
Senate, army and people?
All the best,
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> If one is being precise, it is important to note than Romulus Augustulus
> was not in fact the last western Roman emperor. He was merely a usurper
> put up by his father Orestes and never given official recognition. The
> last officially recognized western Roman emperor was Julius Nepos, who
> reigned in Illyricum until his murder in 480.
> Steve Fanning