475 in history

475 events chronologically

Jan 9 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire
Apr 9 Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position
Aug 28 The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna
Oct 31 Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor