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Constans, Emperor of Rome and provinces of the Roman Empire.
Name commonly known as: Constans *** Latin Roman Name: Florius
Julius Constans *** Reigned as Roman Emperor /
Caesar: 337-350 AD *** Dynasty / Historical Period:
The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called Neo-Flavian
because every Constantinian emperor bore the name Flavius *** Date of Birth: 320 AD *** Family connections / Genealogy
Name of Father:
Constantine the Great
Name of Mother: Fausta *** Brothers:
*** Crispus (half
brother by Minervina)
*** Constantine II
*** Constantius II
Place and Date of Death: Died 350
in south eastern Gaul
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Constans was the youngest son of Constantine I and his
second wife, Fausta. By 317, there were two joint emperors
in control of the Roman Empire. The father of Constans,
Constantine the Great, reigned as an Western Roman Emperor
and his brother-in-law
as the Eastern Roman Emperor. On 1 March 317, the two
co-reigning Emperors jointly proclaimed three new Caesars.
his half brother, the son of Minerva
brother - Constantine II, the son of Fausta and
cousin Licinius, the son of Licinius by his wife Flavia Julia Constantia,
the sister of the Emperor Constantine
Constans was far
too young and inexperienced to hold any office at this time.
As time elapsed the three sons of the late emperor,
Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans, as soon as
their father was dead, put to death their two cousins,
Hannibalianus and Dalmatius, with many more of their
relatives. Only Gallus and Julian, the children of Julius
Constantius, were left alive. The brothers then divided the
empire in A.D. 337. Constantine II, the eldest brother,
retained the new capital, Constans received the western
provinces, while to Constantius was left Syria and the East.
Sapor, king of Persia, invaded the Eastern provinces, and
defeated the Romans in various battles. Meanwhile a quarrel
broke out between Constantine and Constans, and the former,
having invaded his brother's provinces, was defeated and
slain in A.D. 350. Ten years afterward Constans was himself
put to death by
ambitious soldier, who at once assumed the name of emperor.
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