Arcadius

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Member of the House of Theodosius dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 383 until 408.

Flavius Arcadius was born in 377 to Theodosius I and Aelia Flacilla. His father made him Augustus in 383, and when he died in 395 Arcadius inherited the eastern half of the Empire.

Arcadius and his brother reportedly had none of their father’s great ability; Arcadius was controlled by a series of Praetorian Prefects, the empress, and less reputable characters. He died in 408, only 31 years old—apparently from a feeble constitution rather than any foul play.

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Information from Wikipedia

  • Preferred label: Arcadius
  • Full names:
    • Arcadius
  • Title: Roman consul V, Roman consul II, Roman consul VI, Roman consul IV, Roman consul III
  • Predecessor: Theodosius I
  • Successor: Theodosius II
  • Definition: Arcadius (Greek: Ἀρκάδιος, translit. Arkádios; c. 377 – 1 May 408) was Roman emperor from 383 to 408. He was the eldest son of the augustus Theodosius I (r. 379–395) and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and the brother of Honorius (r. 393–423). Arcadius ruled the eastern half of the empire from 395, when their father died, while Honorius ruled the west. A weak ruler, his reign was dominated by a series of powerful ministers and by his wife, Aelia Eudoxia.
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  • Birth place: Hispania
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  • Other title(s):
    • Roman consul V
    • List of Roman consuls
    • Roman consul II
    • Eastern Roman emperor
    • Roman consul VI
    • Roman consul IV
    • Roman consul III
  • Came After:
    • Honorius Augustus VIII
    • Rumoridus
    • Honorius (emperor)
    • Theodosius II
    • Abundantius (consul)
    • Nonius Atticus
    • Euodius
    • Theodosius Augustus II
    • Theodosius Augustus III
    • Anicius Hermogenianus Olybrius
    • Anicius Probinus
    • Caesarius (consul)
  • Came before:
    • Stilicho II
    • Anicius Hermogenianus Olybrius
    • Anicius Probinus
    • Anthemius (praetorian prefect)
    • Clearchus (consul)
    • Eutolmius Tatianus
    • Theodosius Augustus III
    • Quintus Aurelius Symmachus Eusebius
    • Abundantius (consul)
    • Fravitta
    • Ricomer
    • Vincentius (praetorian prefect)
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