Valentinian III

   Emperor (q.v.) of the West from 425-455. For the first part of his reign (he was six when he became emperor) his mother Galla Placidia (q.v.) exerted real power, as did the general Aetius (q.v.). His independence came only late in his reign, when he assassinated Aetius (454). However, Valentinian III was himself assassinated in 455 by one of Aetius's followers, the same year the Vandals sacked Rome (qq.v.). These events plunged Italy (q.v.) into political turmoil.

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