Valentinian II

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Member of the House of Valentinian dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 375 until 392.

Flavius Valentinianus was the son of Valentinian I and Justina, born in 371. His brother Gratian made him emperor at the age of four, in 375; after Magnus Maximus’ revolt and Gratian’s death, he was left only with possession of Italy.

When Magnus Maximus invaded Italy in 387, Valentinian II fled to Theodosius in the east. The two legitimate emperors marched against Magnus Maximus the next year, and defeated him. In 392 Valentinian II was strangled by his army commander Arbogast.

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  • Preferred label: Valentinian II
  • Full names:
    • Valentinian II
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  • Predecessor: Valentinian I
  • Successor: Eugenius, Theodosius I
  • Definition: Valentinian II (Latin: Flavius Valentinianus; 371 – 15 May 392) was a Roman emperor in the western part of the Roman empire between AD 375 and 392. He was at first junior co-ruler of his brother, was then sidelined by a usurper, and only after 388 sole ruler, albeit with limited de facto powers. A son of emperor Valentinian I and empress Justina, he was raised to the imperial office at the age of 4 by military commanders upon his father's death. Until 383, Valentinian II remained a junior partner to his older half-brother Gratian in ruling the Western empire, while the East was governed by his uncle Valens until 378 and Theodosius I from 379. When Gratian was killed by the usurper emperor Magnus Maximus in 383, the court of Valentinian in Milan became the center of Italy where several religious debates took place. In 387, Maximus invaded Italy, spurring Valentinian and his family to escape to Thessalonica where they successfully sought Theodosius' aid. Theodosius defeated Maximus in battle and re-installed Valentinian in the West. However, Valentinian soon found himself struggling to break free from the control of general Arbogast. In 392, Valentinian was discovered hanged in his room under unknown circumstances.
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  • Birth place: Western Roman Empire
  • Death place: Western Roman Empire, Vienne, Isère
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    • Other title(s):
      • List of Roman emperors
      • List of Roman consuls
    • Came After:
      • Ausonius
      • Quintus Clodius Hermogenianus Olybrius
      • Merobaudes (magister peditum)
      • Eutolmius Tatianus
      • Gratian
      • Quintus Aurelius Symmachus
    • Came before:
      • Promotus
      • Honorius (emperor)
      • Gratian
      • Timasius
      • Equitius (consul)
      • Merobaudes (magister peditum)
      • Euodius
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