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 Constantius II

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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Roman Emperor. He was born in AD 317, and was declared Caesar in AD 323 and Consul in 326 AD. He was given power over the province of Gaul at the age of just fifteen by his father, the Emperor Constantine. On the death of his father in AD 337, he traveled to Constantinople where he and his brothers were acknowledged as Augusti. They divided the Empire between them, and his share included the provinces of Greece, Thrace, Egypt and the Asiatic. In AD 351 he defeated an uprising led by Magnentius, who had murdered his brother Constans I and declared himself Emperor, and became the sole ruler of the Western Empire. He gave his cousin Gallus the title of Caesar, but had him executed for misconduct four years later, replacing him with Julian, later known as Julian the Apostate. He entered Rome for the first time in his life in AD 387, and ordered an Egyptian obelisk erected there at the Circus Maximus. In 359 Julian was proclaimed as Emperor, and, while marching to confront him, he contracted a fever and died in AD 361 after a reign of twenty five years.

Roman Emperor. He was born in AD 317, and was declared Caesar in AD 323 and Consul in 326 AD. He was given power over the province of Gaul at the age of just fifteen by his father, the Emperor Constantine. On the death of his father in AD 337, he traveled to Constantinople where he and his brothers were acknowledged as Augusti. They divided the Empire between them, and his share included the provinces of Greece, Thrace, Egypt and the Asiatic. In AD 351 he defeated an uprising led by Magnentius, who had murdered his brother Constans I and declared himself Emperor, and became the sole ruler of the Western Empire. He gave his cousin Gallus the title of Caesar, but had him executed for misconduct four years later, replacing him with Julian, later known as Julian the Apostate. He entered Rome for the first time in his life in AD 387, and ordered an Egyptian obelisk erected there at the Circus Maximus. In 359 Julian was proclaimed as Emperor, and, while marching to confront him, he contracted a fever and died in AD 361 after a reign of twenty five years.

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  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 7 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 36854473
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36854473/constantius_ii: accessed ), memorial page for Constantius II (unknown–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial ID 36854473, citing Church of the Holy Apostles, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey; Maintained by Find a Grave.