Avitus (Laitin: Eparchius Avitus Augustus;[1] c. 380/395[2] – efter 17 October 456 or in 457) wis Wastren Roman Emperor frae 8 or 9 Julie 455 tae 17 October 456.

Avitus
Emperor o the Wastren Roman Empire
Tremissis Avitus-RIC 2402.jpg
Tremissis o Emperor Avitus.
Ring9 Julie 455 – 17 October 456
CoronationToulouse, 9 Julie 455
PredecessorPetronius Maximus
SuccessorMajorian
Bornc. 380/395
Clermont
Dee'd457
BuirialBrioude
IssueAgricola
Ecdicius
Papianilla
Full name
Eparchius Avitus
FaitherFlavius Julius Agricola

ReferencesEedit

  1. In aulder leeteratur the names Marcus Maecilius Avitus an Flavius Eparchius Avitus war reportit, but nou anly Eparchius Avitus is acceptit. ICVR-08, 20823: Locus Geronti presb(yteri) / depositus XIIII Kal(endas) Iul(ias) / cons(ulatu) Eparchi Aviti.
  2. Avitus wis appyntit tae his first poleetical task aroond 420. Sidonius Apollinaris describit him as a iuuenis, a "youth" at the time, so he wis probably atween the ages o 30 an 45. For iuuenis as an age category, see Andrew Gillet, "The Birth of Ricimer," Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, Vol. 44, No. 3, 1995, p. 383 note 23.