Constantinian dynasty

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The Constantinian dynasty is an informal name for the ruling family of the Roman Empire from Constantius Chlorus (died 306) to the death of Julian in 363. It is named after its most famous member, Constantine the Great who became the sole ruler of the empire in 324. The dynasty is also called Neo-Flavian because every Constantinian emperor bore the name Flavius, similarly to the rulers of the first Flavian dynasty in the 1st century.

Stemmata[edit]

In italics the Augusti and the Augustae.

Family tree[edit]

Caracalla
Roman emperor
SEVERAN DYNASTY
Fulvia PlautillaGaius Fulvius
Plautius Ortensianus
Fulvia
Lucius Junius
Aurelius Neratius
Gallus Fulvius Maker
Lucius Junius Neratius
Gallus Fulvius Maker
Neratius GallosAfranius HannibalianusEutropiaMaximian
Emperor of the West
Neratius Junius FlavianusTheodoraConstantius Chlorus
250-305-306
Helena of Constantinople
250–330
Maxentius
Emperor of the West
Constantia
293–330
Licinius
250-308-324-325
Flavius Dalmatius
censor
1.Galla
Julius Constantius
d. 337
∞ 2.Basilina
AnastasiaEutropia
Virius Nepotianus
Fausta
289–326
Constantine I the Great
272-306-337
Minervina
Dalmatius
caesar
Hannibalianus(1) Constantius Gallus(2) Julian
331-360-363
Helena
d. 360
Constantina
∞ 1.Hannibalianus
2.Constantius Gallus
Constantius II
317-337-361
Faustina
Constantine II
316-337-340
Constans
320-337-350
(daughter)
∞ Justus
Crispus
d. 326
Jovian
331-363-364
Marina SeveraValentinian I
Emperor of the West
VALENTINIAN DYNASTY
Justina
Constantia
361–383
Gratian
Emperor of the West
359-367-383
GallaTheodosius I
Emperor

Relationship to other tetrarchs[edit]

Other rulers of the tetrarchy were related to the Constantinian dynasty:

  • Maximian: adoptive father and stepfather-in-law of Constantius Chlorus, father-in-law of Constantine, stepgrandfather-in-law of Licinius
  • Maxentius: adoptive brother and half-brother-in-law of Constantius Chlorus, brother-in-law of Constantine
  • Licinius: son-in-law of Constantius Chlorus, half-brother-in-law of Constantine

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Julian, Epistula ad SPQ Atheniarum 270 D, Roman-emperors.org

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