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Avitus

January 27, 2010

Eparchius Avitus (died 456 A.D.), Roman emperor, a native of Auvergne. He was prefect of Gaul, and waged war successfully against the Huns and the Vandals. He was ambassador at the court of Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths, and became emperor of the west in 455 A.D. on the death of Maximus. He was, however, deposed in the following year.

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