i really need to know who was the roman empire we have a quiz on this next Monday this is in world history
who was the ruler of the roman empire?
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There were many rulers of the Roman Empire beginning with Augustus who took the title Caesar like his predecessor and great-uncle, Julius Caesar. Later, when the Roman Empire was split into the Eastern Roman Empire and Western Roman Empire, there were 2 Emperors. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire (commonly said to be 476 AD) the Western Roman Emperor became the the sole ruler of the Roman Empire until Mehmet II conquered Constantinople in 1453 AD and the Roman Empire ceased to exist.
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There was no one emperor. There were many.
The roman imperial period starts in about 27 BC. The first Emperor being Augustus who took the name
Octavian in 44 BC. The Emperors always maintained the fiction that they were not monarchs but leaders
of a republic. Sucession was frequently heireditary but could also be by proclamation. The last Emperor
in the west was Julius Nepo circ 480 AD. For a good picture of Imperial Rome try reading the novel
" I Claudius " by Robert Graves
There were several rulers of the Roman Empire, from the time it was started by Augustus to its fall during the time of Nero. Note: The Empire is distinctive from the Republic, which preceded it, and the Kingdom, which preceded the Republic. I wouldn't normally recommend Wikipedia, but they have a good summary of the history of both the Republic and the Empire, so try looking around there.