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Battle of Pavia
Date 476
Location Near Ravenna, Italy
Result Germanic victory
Belligerents
Germanic mercenaries Western Roman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Odoacer Orestes
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


The Battle of Pavia was fought between the Western Roman Empire under Orestes and the Germanic warrior Odoacer. Odoacer was the leader of a group of Herulian and Scirian mercenaries serving in the Roman army. Leading a mutiny of these troops, Odoacer defeated the Roman general Orestes near Pavia, executing Orestes. Odoacer thereafter marched on Ravenna, capturing the city and executing Orestes' son Paul. Odoacer overthrow the Roman emperor Romulus Augustus, also a son of Orestes, which marked the effective fall of the Western Roman Empire.

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