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Valens
Emperor o the Eastren Roman Empire
A marble bust o Valens, or possibly Honorius.
Reign 28 Mairch 364 – 17 November 375 (emperor o the east, wi his brither Valentinian I in the wast;
17 November 375 – 9 August 378 (emperor in the east, wi his nephews Gratian an Valentinian II as emperors o the wast)
Full name Flavius Julius Valens (frae birth tae accession);
Flavius Julius Valens Augustus (as emperor)
Born 328
Birthplace Cibalae, near Sirmium, recent toun o Vinkovci in Croatie
Dee'd 9 August 378(378-08-09) (aged 50)
Place o daith Adrianople
Predecessor Valentinian I (alane, whole empire)
Successor Theodosius I
Consort tae Albia Dominica[1]
Affspring Valentinianus Galates,
Carosa,
Anastasia[1]
Dynasty Valentinian
Faither Gratian the Elder

Valens (Laitin: Flavius Julius Valens Augustus;[2] 328 – 9 August 378) wis the Eastren Roman Emperor frae 364 tae 378. He wis given the eastren hauf o the empire bi his brither Valentinian I efter the latter's accession tae the throne. Valens, sometimes kent as the Last True Roman, wis defeatit an killed in the Battle o Adrianople, which marked the beginnin o the collapse o the decayin Wastren Roman Empire.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lendering, Jona, "Valens", livius.org
  2. In Classical Laitin, Valens' name would be inscribed as FLAVIVS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS.