Valentinian II

   Emperor (q.v.) of the West from 375-392, succeeding his father Valentinian I (q.v.) when he was only four years old. He never actually ruled in his own right. His half-brother Gratian (q.v.) exercised actual power until Gratian was murdered in 383. Thereafter, Valentinian II was dominated by Theodosios I (q.v.), and by the western general Arbogast (q.v.), who may have been responsible for the young emperor's death in 392. Valentinian II's reign was punctuated by the revolt of Maximus (q.v.), who ruled Britain, Gaul, and Spain (qq.v.) from 382-388, and who invaded Italy (q.v.) in 387, forcing the young emperor to flee to Thessalonike (q.v.).

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  • Valentinian — was the name of several Roman emperors:* Valentinian I * Valentinian II * Valentinian III;Other *Valentinius, gnostic theologian and founder of Valentinianism, sometimes known as Valentinian *Valentinian dynasty, Imperial Roman dynasty founded by …   Wikipedia

  • Valentinian —   [v ], lateinisch Valentinianus, Name römischer Kaiser:    1) Valentinian I., eigentlich Flavius Valentinianus, Kaiser (seit 364), * Cibalae (heute Vinkovci, Kroatien) 321, ✝ Brigetio (heute Komárom Szőny, Ungarn) 17. 11. 375, Vater von 2),… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Valentinian — [val΄ən tin′ē ən] 1. Valentinian I A.D. 321? 375; Rom. emperor; ruled 364 375: brother of Valens 2. Valentinian II A.D. 371? 392; Rom. emperor; ruled 375 392: son of Valentinian I 3. Valentinian III A.D. 419? 455; Rom. emperor; ruled 425 455 * *… …   Universalium

  • Valentinian — [val΄ən tin′ē ən] 1. Valentinian I A.D. 321? 375; Rom. emperor; ruled 364 375: brother of Valens 2. Valentinian II A.D. 371? 392; Rom. emperor; ruled 375 392: son of Valentinian I 3. Valentinian III A.D. 419? 455; Rom. emperor; ruled 425 455 …   English World dictionary

  • Valentinian — Val en*tin i*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a school of Judaizing Gnostics in the second century; so called from Valentinus, the founder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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