Yesterday's post about Roman numbers didn't quite scratch my Pedantic itch, so here's another. One of the really interesting things about history is that there are multiple answers to most questions, even questions that seemingly are straight forward. I mean, the Roman Empire existed, and was ruled by an Emperor. At some point, the Empire no longer existed and so there must have been a last Emperor, right?
Simple. Except maybe not so much. Let's look at things.
But things are never as simple as this. Romulus' dad was the general Orestes, who had chased off the previous Emperor, Julius Nepos.
Yeah, they could take a punch.
UPDATE 25 June 2021 10:24: Toirdhealbheach Beucail leaves a comment pointing to the Principality of Theodoro in the Crimea which held on until 1475 AD. This would make its Prince Alexander the claimant for last Emperor, rather than David Komnenos.