Destiny H.

asked • 10/01/13

who was the ruler of the roman empire?

i really need to know who was the roman empire we have a quiz on this next Monday this is  in world history

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Edward B. answered • 10/02/13

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Jonathan H.

Edward did you mean to say that the Eastern Roman Emperor became the sole ruler after 476 AD?
Incidently there were claiments to the title in former Byzantine territories until 1461. With some justification
one could also say that Charlemagne and later Otto I could be regarded as the legitimate succesors to
the Western Empire, they certainly regarded themselves as such! Using this argument one could stick ones neck out and postulate that the Empire actual lasted another 800 years and in some senses is with us yet....


Edward B.

Yes, I did mean to say that the Eastern Roman Emperor became
the sole ruler after 476 AD.  Thank you
for bringing that to my attention, John. 
Although Charlemagne was arguably a Roman Emperor as well, since he was
crowned by the Pope, I’ve always considered him a Holy Roman Emperor, in the
fashion of Frederick Barbarossa and Otto I. 

P.S. “I, Claudius” was great as was, “Claudius the God”.    



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