|Augustus of the Eastern Roman Empire|
Solidus of Emperor Marcus with his father Basiliscus.
|Emperor of the Roman Empire |
|Reign||475 – August 476|
|Western Emperors||Julius Nepos (475–476)|
Romulus Augustulus (475–476)
|House||House of Leo|
Marcus (Latin: Flavius Marcus Augustus) (died 476/477) was the son of the East Roman or Byzantine general and usurper Basiliscus, and Zenonis. He was acclaimed Caesar in 475 and later promoted to Augustus, ruling as junior co-emperor to his father. When Zeno reoccupied Constantinople in late August 476, Marcus, with his parents, took refuge in a church. Zeno promised not to spill their blood, so he exiled them to Limnae in Cappadocia and subsequently starved them to death.