Flavius Valens

Flavius Valens

Birth
Hungary
Death Aug
Bulgaria
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Body burned following the Battle of Adrianople
Memorial ID 37079128 · View Source
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Roman Emperor. He was born in approximately 328 AD, and may have been of barbarian descent. In 364 AD he was made Emperor of the Eastern Empire by Valentinian, the ruler of the West. He soon defeated the pretender Procopius, and had him executed. Although he began life as a pagan, he was baptized in 367 AD by the Patriarch of Constantinople, but continued to persecute Catholics until the end of his reign. He was responsible for the martyrdom of St. Urbanus and eighty of his companions in 370 AD. He also put down invasions by the Goths, Persians, Huns and Alans, and it was while leaving to face these last that a monk prophesied his early death. In 378 AD his army was defeated near Adrianople, and he was killed when the house in which he took refuge was burned to the ground.

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  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 14 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37079128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Flavius Valens (unknown–Aug), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37079128, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Body burned following the Battle of Adrianople.