Valentinian dynasty

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Roman imperial dynasties
Valentinian dynasty
Chronology
Valentinian I as Emperor of the West 364375
-with Valens as Emperor of the East 364375
-with Gratian as junior Augustus of West 375378
Gratian as Emperor of the West 375383
-with Valentinian II as junior Augustus of West 375378
-with Valens as Emperor of the East 375378
Gratian as sole emperor 378379
-with Valentinian II as junior Augustus 375379
Gratian as Emperor of the West 379383
-with Theodosius I as emperor of the East 379383
-with Valentinian II as junior Augustus 375383
Interlude: Magnus Maximus Usurper 383388
Valentinian II in competition with Magnus Maximus in the west 383388
-with Theodosius I as emperor of the East 375388
Valentinian II as Emperor of the West 388392
-with Theodosius I as emperor of the East 388392
Western Empire
Interlude: Honorius Theodosian dynasty 393423
Interlude: Joannes Usurper 423425
Valentinian III as Emperor of the West 425455
Succession
Preceded by
Constantinian dynasty and Jovian
Followed by
Non dynastic emperors (455–480) in the west and Theodosian dynasty in the east

The Valentinian Dynasty or Valentinianic Dynasty,[1][2][3] consisting of four emperors, ruled the Western Roman Empire from 364 to 392 and the Eastern Roman Empire from 364 to 378.

The dynasty was related to the Theodosian dynasty by the marriage of Theodosius I of the East to Valentinian I's daughter. From this marriage came Galla Placidia,[4] whose son Valentinian III became the western emperor (425–455), the last ruler descended from either dynasty. His descendants continued to be a part of the Roman nobility in Constantinople until the end of the 6th century.

Family tree[edit]

Valentinian family tree (partial)
Gratian
Valens, Emp.
1)Marina Severa
Valentinian I, Emp.
2)Justina
Gratian, Emp.
Valentinian II, Emp.
2)Galla
Theodosius I, Emp.
1)Aelia Flaccilla
Constantius III, Emp.
Galla Placidia
Serena
Stilicho
Aelia Eudoxia
Arcadius, Emp.
Pulcheria
Licinia Eudoxia
Valentinian III, Emp.
Pulcheria
Honorius, Emp.
Maria
Eucherius
Placidia
Olybrius, Emp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kulikowski, M. Rome's Gothic Wars: from the third century to Alaric. 2007. pg 162.
  2. ^ McLynn, N. B. Ambrose of Milan: church and court in a Christian capital 1994. pg 169.
  3. ^ Lenski, N. E. The Cambridge companion to the Age of Constantine. 2006. pg 103.
  4. ^ Her profile in "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley