Vivianus

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This article is about the Roman politician. For the 5th-century bishop of Saintes, see Saint Vivianus.

Flavius Antoninus Messala Vivianus (fl. 459–463) was a politician of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Biography[edit]

Vivianus was the father of Paulus (Consul in 512) and Adamantius.

He was Praetorian prefect of the East between 459 and 460. In 463 he was appointed Consul by the Eastern court, but he was not recognised in the West, where the only Consul was Caecina Decius Basilius.

Vivianus was well known as a generous and able administrator.

References[edit]

  • Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, "Fl. Vivianus 2", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Cambridge University Press, 1971, ISBN 0-521-20159-4, pp. 1179–1180.
Preceded by
Libius Severus Augustus,
Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus II
Consul of the Roman Empire
463
with Caecina Decius Basilius
Succeeded by
Flavius Rusticius,
Anicius Olybrius
Preceded by
Flavius Constantinus
Praetorian prefect of the East
459–460
Succeeded by