History, Facts and Information about Maximinus Daza
The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the Emperor Maximinus Daza 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 Maximinus Daza who can be described or remembered as:
"The Emperor who was killed in Tarsus with his wife and children ..."
Short Biography about the life of Maximinus Daza
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Interesting facts about the life of Maximinus Daza
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Maximinus Daza from the following facts and information about his life. After the abdication of Diocletian and Maximianus, Galerius ruled the East together with the Caesar he had appointed, whose name was Daza, but who called himself Maximin or Maximinus. Galerius was the uncle of Maximinus Daza and through this powerful connection had been appointed as Governor of Egypt and Syria in 305AD. On the death of his uncle Galerius in 311AD succeeded to the provinces of East in Asia together with Licinius. During the early summer of 311 Maximinus Daza met with Licinius at the Bosporus and they concluded a treaty, sharing the Eastern empire between them. The peace treaty was relatively short-lived and Maximinus Daza met Licinius in battle in 313AD. Daza fled to Nicomdeia and then to Tarsus where he was killed on the orders of Licinius who also ordered that his wife and children should also perish. Licinius was his successor.
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Map of the Roman Empire c395AD illustrating the power of the Emperor