Flavius Victor

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Flavius Victor

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Flavius Victor

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The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the Usurper Emperor Flavius Victor 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 the usurper Flavius Victor  who can be described or remembered as:

 "The Usurper whose mother was a Queen of the Britons..."  

Short Biography about the life of Flavius Victor
Short Biography profile and facts about one of the most famous Romans of all, in the life of Flavius Victor, Usurper Emperor of Rome.

  • Name commonly known as: Flavius Victor

  • Latin Roman Name: Flavius Victor

  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: Reigned 384 - August 28, 388 as Augustus under Magnus Maximus, against Gratian, Valentinian II and Theodosius I

  • Dynasty / Historical Period: The Valentinian dynasty (364 - 394) derives its name from the first of the dynasty's Emperors - Valentinian I. Orthodox Christianity became the officially tolerated variant of the faith and the Empire became irrevocably split into two halves.

  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Flavius Victor was his usurper father Magnus

  • Family connections / Genealogy

    • Name of Father: Magnus Maximus

    • Name of Mother: Helen

  • Place and Date of Death: Died August 388 at Aquileia

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Flavius Victor the Usurper - Roman Coins, or coinage
Flavius Victor was a usurper. Usurper is a term used to describe an illegal claimant to the throne without securing "the consent of the governed." Usurpers were a common feature of the late Roman Empire, especially from the crisis of the third century onwards. Every new emperor, either legal or illegal, marked the beginning of his rule by minting new coins, both for the prestige of declaring oneself as Augustus and to pay the loyal soldiers their share. Roman coins, or coinage, is often the only evidence of a determined usurpation such as that of Flavius Victor.

Interesting facts about the life of Flavius Victor
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Flavius Victor from the following facts and information about his life. Flavius Victor was the son of Magnus Maximinus and his wife Helen, who according to English legends was a British Queen who was related to King Coel (Old King Cole origins). The Emperor Gratian was defeated and put to death in 383 by the father of Flavius Victor the usurper, Magnus Maximus. His father also deprived Valentinian II. of his province of Italy. Magnus Maximus made his capital at Augusta Treverorum (Treves, Trier) in Gaul and ruled Britain, Gaul, Spain, and Africa. In 387 Magnus Maximus and Flavius Victor forced Emperor Valentinian II out of Rome. Theodosius the Great defeated the usurpers in A.D. 388 and Flavius Victor and his father were executed on August 28, 388 in Aquileia. The Emperor Valentinian II was restored to his throne.

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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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