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Valentinian III Roman Emperor of the West

Roman Emperor 425 to 455.

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Huneric, King of the Vandals

King of the Vandals 477-484. Huneric succeeded his father Gaiseric in 477. When Gaiseric died, the Moorish vassal kingdoms on the border revolted. Huneric, an Arian, made Catholocism illegal.

Flavius Honorius , Roman Emperor of the West

Western Roman Emperor 395-423
When Emperor Theodosius I died in 395, he permanently divided the Roman Empire, creating two independent Empires. Honorius received the West at the age of 11. His reign saw the invasion of Alaric I, King of the Visigoths and Attila, King of the Huns. When he died in 423 he barely held power. He was succeeded by his nephew Valentinian III.

Flavius Stilicho

At a young age, Stilicho, a man of German decent (i.e. not Roman), entered the Roman army and quickly rose through the ranks. In 383, he was sent to Persia as an ambassador to arrange a peace with that empire. He was successful in his mission, and when he returned was given Serena to marry, the niece of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. Stilicho next led several campaigns in Thrace and Britain. When Theodosius died in 395, Stilicho and Serena acted as adoptive parents for the young Western Emperor Honorius (11 years old), and Stilicho became the virtual ruler of the Empire. Stilicho then fought with Alaric I, King of the Visigoths, whom he defeated in 401 and 403 . After marrying his first daughter and then second daughter when she died to Honorius, Stilicho set out to make his son, Eucherius, the next Emperor in the West. His plans were halted when he was forced to deal with Radagaisus, who led a German force to Italy in 405 and was killed in 406. Honorius then found out about Stilicho's plans and had him killed.


Serena was the niece of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I.


Eucherius was the son of the Roman general Stilicho who ruled the Western Roman Empire during much of the reign of Emperor Honorius. When Honorius learned that Stilicho planned to set up Eucherius as the next Western Emperor in 408, he had both of them killed.

Marcian, Roman Emperor of the East

Eastern Roman Emperor 450-457
Marcian succeeded his brother-in-law Theodosius II as Eastern Roman Emperor in 450, and was succeeded on his death in 457 by Leo I.


Pulcheria was the daughter of the Eastern Roman Emperor Arcadius and wife of the Eastern Roman Emperor Marcian

Constantius II, Emperor of Rome

Flavius Julius Constantius, Roman emperor, son of Constantine I. When the empire was divided (337) at the death of Constantine, Constantius II was given rule over Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt, while his brothers, Constans I and Constantine II, received other portions. He gained prestige by fighting successfully against the Persians. When in 350 the murder of Constans I threw the West into disorder, Constantius II defeated the usurping Magnentius, a German who had been a commander under Constans I, and became sole emperor. He delegated much power to his cousin Julian (Julian the Apostate) in Gaul. When a new dispute erupted with the Persians, Constantius ordered Julian to the East, but Julian’s men revolted and proclaimed (360) Julian emperor in the West. Constantius died in the Persian campaign in Cilicia, naming Julian as his successor. A confirmed Arian, Constantius vigorously repressed paganism and was involved in a struggle with St. Athanasius.

Constantine I, Emperor of Rome

Constantine I or Constantine the Great, 288?-337 (r.310-337), was born at Naissus (now Niš, Yugoslavia), the son of Constantius I and St. HELENA. When Constantius died at York in 306, his soldiers proclaimed Constantine emperor, but much rivalry for the vacated office ensued. Before the battle at the Milvian or Mulvian Bridge near Rome in 312, Constantine, who was already sympathetic toward Christianity, is said to have seen in the sky a flaming cross as the sign by which he would conquer. He adopted the cross and was victorious. The battle is regarded as a turning point for Christianity. Constantine ruled in the West and LICINIUS in the East as coemperors until they fell out in 324. Licinius lost his life in the struggle, leaving Constantine sole emperor. In a reign of peace, Constantine rebuilt the empire on a basis of absolutism. In 325 he convened the epoch-making Council of NICAEA. In 330 he moved the capital to Constantinople, a city dedicated to the Virgin. As the founder of the Christian empire, Constantine began a new era. He was baptized on his deathbed. Constantine II, 316-40 (r.337-40), was the son of Constantine. When the empire was divided at his father's death (337), he received Britain, Gaul, and Spain. Feeling cheated, he warred with his brother Constans I; he was killed while invading Italy.