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Flavius Richomeres

Also Known As: "Ricimer", "Richomer"
Birthplace: Germany
Death: August 18, 472 (62-71)
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Son of NN NN, Chief of the Suevi and Princess of the Visigoths N.N.
Husband of Alypia
Father of Aunemundus
Brother of Sister of Ricimer
Half brother of Requiario or Rechiar, King of the Sueben and Flavia Visigoten, der

Occupation: General, Høvding over Sveberne, Romersk Generall, magister militum (opperbevelhebber) in Italië van 456 tot 472, Machtigste man van het West-Romeinse rijk
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About Ricimer

Flavius Richomeres (Ricimer or Richomer) (c405-472), Magister Militum (456 CE), Patricius (457 CE), and Consul of Rome (459 CE). He was Commander of the Suevian army. He rebelled against the Roman Empire in 456 at Ravenna, deposing the Emperor Avitus. The next four emperors were his nominees and puppets: Majorian (457-461), Severus III (461- 465), Anthemius (467-472), and Olybrius (472).

His parentage is highly speculative. Some modern sources suggest that he might have been a son of Pakimund. However, Sir Anthony Wagner calls him the son of an unknown Suevic chieftain. He is said to have been a brother of Agrippina who married Chilperic of Burgundy. No known children.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ricimer (c. 405 – August 18, 472; pronounced /ˈrikimer/) was a Germanic general who achieved effective control of the remaining parts of the Western Roman Empire, during the middle of the fifth century A.D. His power was based primarily on military strength, and he exercised political control through a series of "puppet emperors", whom he enthroned and eliminated.


Ricimer was married to Alypia, a daughter of Anthemius and Marcia Euphemia. They had no known children.

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ID: I66514

Name: Flavius Ricimer of Burgundy

Prefix: Duke

Given Name: Flavius Ricimer

Surname: of Burgundy

Sex: M

_UID: 70A2E4B43FC872499085E1EBA3042998B52D

Change Date: 3 Oct 2005

Birth: 434

Death: deceased

Father: Ermengaire Nascien I of Burgundy

Mother: of the Ostrogoths b: ABT 416

Marriage 1 Alypia of Rome b: 445



Agrippine of Burgundy b: 467

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Ricimer (? - 18 augustus 472 was magister militum (opperbevelhebber) in Italië van 456 tot 472. Vanwege zijn macht over het leger was hij een tijdlang de machtigste man in het West-Romeinse Rijk, maar zelf kon hij geen keizer worden. Hij zette daarom de ene marionet na de andere op de troon.

Ricimer was van gemengd Suebisch-Visigotische afkomst. Hij was een zoon van de een Suebische vorst, en van moederszijde een kleinzoon van de Visigotische koning Wallia. In het Romeinse leger, dat halverwege de vijfde eeuw steeds meer steunde op de Germaanse foederati, maakte hij carrière. Omstreeks 455 was hij opgeklommen tot generaal van het leger in Italië.



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Ricimer's Timeline

August 18, 472
Age 67