Explore Rome

Maecenas Presenting the Liberal Arts

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Emperors of Rome:

5th Century

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The sacking of Rome

Karl Bryullov
Emperor Constantine III

Constantine III

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Reign:

407-409 (West, usurper against Honorius) 409-411 co-emperor with Honorius & Constans II 

Regnal Name:

Flavius Claudius Constantinus

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Died 411

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Constantine III Bio:

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Emperor Theodosius II

Theodosius II

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Reign:

May 408 – Jul 450 (East, with Honorius, Joannes, & Valentinian III in West) Csaesar 402 – 408

Regnal Name:

Flavius Theodosius

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born 401. Died 450.

Dynasty

Theodosian (Son of Arcadius)

Theodosius II Bio:

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Emperor Prisucs Attalus

Priscus Attalus

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Reign:

409, & 414 – 415 (West, against Honorius)

Regnal Name:

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Died 416, Lipari islands. 

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Priscus Attalus Bio:

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Emperor Constantius III

Constantius III

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Reign:

Feb 421 – Sep 421 (West, with Honorius)

Regnal Name:

Flavius Constantius

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born in Dacia. Died 421, Ravenna.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Constantius III Bio:

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Emperor Constantius III

Joannes

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Reign:

Nov 423 – May 425 (West, unrecognized in the East)

Regnal Name:

Iohannes

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Died 425, Aquileia.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Galerius Bio:

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Emperor Valentinian III

Valentinian III

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Reign:

Oct 425 – Mar 455 (West, with Theodosius II, & Marcian in East)

Regnal Name:

Placidus Valentinianus

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born 419, Ravenna. Died 455, Rome.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic (Son of Constantius III)

Valentinian III Bio:

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Emperor Marcian

Marcian

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Reign:

Aug 450 – Jan 457 (East, with Valentinian III, Petronius Maximus, & Avitus in West)

Regnal Name:

Marcianus

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born 392, Thrace. Died 457, Constantinople.

Dynasty

Theodosian

Marcian Bio:

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Emperor Petronius Maximus

Petronius Maximus

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Reign:

Mar 455 – May 455 (West, unrecognized by Marcian in the East)

Regnal Name:

Petronius Maximus

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born 397. Died 455, Rome.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Petronius Maximus Bio:

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Emperor Avitus

Avitus

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Reign:

Jul 455 – Oct 456 (West, unrecognized by Marcian in the East)

Regnal Name:

Avitus

Birth Name:

Eparchius Avitus

Birth/death

Born c390, Clermont. Died 456.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Petronius Maximus Bio:

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Emperor Majorian

Majorian

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Reign:

Dec 457 – Aug 461 (West, with Leo I in East)

Regnal Name:

Caesar Flavius Julius Valerius Majorianus Augustus

Birth Name:

Julius Valerius Maiorianus

Birth/death

Born c420. Died 461, Dertona.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Majorian Bio:

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Emperor Severus III

Severus III

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Reign:

Nov 461 – Nov 465 (West, with Leo I in East)

Regnal Name:

Libius Severus Serpentius

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born in Lucania. Died 465. 

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Severus III Bio:

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Emperor Anthemius

Anthemius

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Reign:

Apr 467 – Jul 472 (West, Leo I in East)

Regnal Name:

Anthemius

Birth Name:

Procopius Anthemius

Birth/death

Born in Constantinople. Died 472, Rome. 

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Anthemius Bio:

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Emperor Olybrius

Olybrius

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Reign:

Jul 472 – Nov 472 (West, unrecognized by Leo I in East)

Regnal Name:

Olybrius

Birth Name:

Anicius Olybrius

Birth/death

Died 472.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic (Married Placidia, daughter of Valentinian III)

Olybrius Bio:

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Emperor Glycerius

Glycerius

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Reign:

Mar 473 – June 474 (West, unrecognized in East by Leo I & Leo II)

Regnal Name:

Glycerius

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born in Dalmatia, died after 474.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic (Married Placidia, daughter of Valentinian III)

Glycerius Bio:

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Emperor Julius Nepos

Julius Nepos

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Reign:

Jun 474 – Aug 475 (West, nominated by Leo in opposition of Glycerius)

Regnal Name:

Julius Nepos 

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born in Dalmatia, died 480, Salona.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic (Married niece of Leo I)

Julius Nepos Bio:

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Emperor Romulus Augustulus

Romulus Augustus

Augustulus

Reign:

Oct 475 – Sep 476

Regnal Name:

Romulus August

Birth Name:

Birth/death

Born 465, Pannonia. Died 511.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic 

Romulus Augustus Bio:

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Battle of Constantine and Maxentius

Lazzaro Baldi