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   Emperor (q.v.) from 363-364, and before that an army commander and an ardent Orthodox (q.v.) Christian in the army of Julian (q.v.). He succeeded Julian after the latter's unexpected death while on campaign against the Persians (q.v.). In order to extricate the army from Persia, Jovian signed a treaty that surrendered much of Mesopotamia (q.v.), including Nisibis (q.v.) and other fortified places. He died soon thereafter in Asia Minor (q.v.), perhaps by carbon monoxide poisoning due to fumes from a charcoal brazier.

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  • Jovian — Jo vi*an, prop. a. Of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter (either the deity or the planet). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jovian — Jovian,   lateinisch Flavius Iovianus, römischer Kaiser (363/364), * in Pannonien 331, ✝ Dadastana (Bithynien?) 17. 2. 364; nach dem Tod Julians zum Kaiser proklamiert, beendete 363 unter Verzicht auf die Stadt Nisibis und die Gebiete jenseits… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Jovian — (adj.) 1520s, of Jove, from L. Jovis (see JOVE (Cf. Jove)) + IAN (Cf. ian). Meaning of the planet Jupiter is recorded from 1794. Latin Jovianus was a masculine proper name …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jovian — [jō′vē ən] adj. 1. of or like Jove (the god Jupiter); majestic 2. of the planet Jupiter 3. of or referring to the four large, gaseous planets of the solar system, specif. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune: cf. TERRESTRIAL (sense 6) …   English World dictionary

  • Jovian — Siliqua des Jovian, um 363 Flavius Jovianus (griechisch Ἰοβιανός, * 331 in Singidunum; † 17. Februar 364 in Dadastana, Türkei), kurz Jovian, war Nachfolger Julians als Kaiser des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jovian — Infobox Roman emperor name =Jovian full name =Flavius Jovianus (from birth to accession); Flavius Jovianus Augustus (as emperor) title =Emperor of the Roman Empire caption =Coin featuring Jovian. reign =27 June 363 17 February 364 predecessor… …   Wikipedia

  • Jovian — Jovianly, adv. /joh vee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Roman god Jupiter. 2. of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter. [1520 30; < L Jov (see JOVE) + IAN] /joh vee euhn/, n. (Flavius Claudius Jovianus) A.D. 331? 364, Roman emperor 363 364.… …   Universalium

  • Jovian — /ˈdʒoʊviən/ (say johveeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the god Jove. 2. Astronomy of or relating to the planet Jupiter. 3. Astronomy Jovian planet, one of the four planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, all having a similar structure… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jovian — I. adjective Date: 1530 of, relating to, or characteristic of the god or planet Jupiter II. biographical name circa 331 364 Flavius Jovianus Roman emperor (363 364) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jovian — 1. adjective a) Of, or relating to Jupiter (the Roman deity). b) Of, or relating to Jupiter (the planet). 2. noun …   Wiktionary

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