Leo was proclaimed Emperor soon after the death of Marcian, early A.D. 457. The one great achievement of Leo was he succeeded in destroying the immense power of the German military faction which was threatening the security of the State. In 473, Leo was attacked by a serious illness and he thereupon raised his infant grandson, Leo II, to the rank of Augustus. He died on February 3rd, 474 at the age of 63.

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