Short Biography about the life of Jovian
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Name commonly known as: Jovian *** Latin Roman Name: Flavius Iovianus *** Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 27 June 363 - 17 February 364 *** Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called the Neo-Flavian period *** Place and Date of Birth: Born 331 at Singidunum (Belgrade, Serbia) *** Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Jovian was Julian the Apostate
Family connections / Genealogy
*** Name of Father: Flavius Varronianus *** Married: Charito *** Children: Son named Flavius Varronianus
Successor: Valentinian I *** Place and Date of Death: 16 February 364 in Dadastana, Bithynia (Turkey) ***
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Interesting facts about the life of Jovian
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Jovian from the following facts and information about his life. Julian the Apostate was defeated by the Persians and was killed A.D. 363 on June 26th. His successor was Jovian who was the Captain of the imperial Guard for Julian who was present at the time of his death. The army supported ovian and proclaimed him emperor. Jovian re-established Christianity as the official religion of the Empire and issued an edict of toleration following the hostility toward the Christians by Julian the Apostate. Jovian was forced to make a humiliating peace treaty with the Persians. This act horrified the Romans and cost Jovian his popularity. Jovian died on 17 February 364, en route to Constantinople, after a reign of only eight months. There are many rumours that Jovian was murdered by being smothered to death or poisoned with mushrooms. He was buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. After Jovian's death Valentinian I was proclaimed emperor at Nicaea.
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