Constantine II

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Constantine II

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The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the Emperor Constantine II and the all-powerful Caesars who ruled the empire of Ancient Rome. The word "Caesar" was originally the name of the famous aristocratic patrician family of ancient Rome and became synonymous with the Roman Emperors. Refer to the comprehensive List of Roman Emperors for the names of the most famous Romans, their dynasties and the historic eras of all the Roman Emperors and usurpers. Read about the life of Constantine II who can be described or remembered as:

 "The Emperor who was killed  fighting over territory with his brother..."  

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  • Name commonly known as: Constantine II
  • Latin Roman Name: Flavius Claudius Constantinus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 1 March 317 - 337 as Caesar in the west under his father and 337 - 340 as joint emperor with Constantius II and Constans, over Gaul, Hispania, and Britannia, in 340 in failed competition with Constans
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called Neo-Flavian because every Constantinian emperor bore the name Flavius
  • Place and Date of Birth: Born 316 in Arles
  • Family connections / Genealogy
  • Place and Date of Death: Died 340 in Aquileia, killed while fighting over territory with his brother Constans.
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Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Constantine II from the following facts and information about his life. Constantine II was the elder 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 Constantine II, Constantine the Great, reigned as an Western Roman Emperor and his brother-in-law Licinius as the Eastern Roman Emperor. On 1 March 317, the two co-reigning Emperors jointly proclaimed three new Caesars.

  • Crispus, the son of Minerva and Constantine and half brother of Constantine II

  • Constantine II, the son of Fausta and Constantine

  • His first cousin Licinius, the son of Licinius by his wife Flavia Julia Constantia, the sister of the Emperor Constantine

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, being left alive. They then divided the empire in A.D. 337. Constantine, the elder, retaining the new capital, Constans receiving 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 Magnentius, an ambitious soldier, who at once assumed the name of emperor.

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Map of the Roman Empire c395AD illustrating the power of the Emperor

Map of the Roman Empire about 395AD

 
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