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 Flavius Valens

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Flavius Valens Famous memorial

Birth
Hungary
Death
Aug
Bulgaria
Burial
Burial Details Unknown. Specifically: Body burned following the Battle of Adrianople
Memorial ID
37079128 View Source

Roman Emperor. He was born circa AD 328, and may have been of barbarian descent. In AD 364 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 AD 367 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 AD 370. 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 AD 378 his army was defeated near Adrianople, and he was killed when the house in which he took refuge was burned to the ground.

Roman Emperor. He was born circa AD 328, and may have been of barbarian descent. In AD 364 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 AD 367 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 AD 370. 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 AD 378 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 14 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 37079128
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37079128/flavius_valens: accessed ), memorial page for Flavius Valens (unknown–Aug), Find a Grave Memorial ID 37079128, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown, who reports a Body burned following the Battle of Adrianople.