Person:Gratian (1)

Gratian
b.bet 18 Apr 0359 and 23 May 0359
d.25 Aug 0383
Facts and Events
Name Gratian
Alt Name Western Roman Emperor Gratian
Gender Male
Birth[1] bet 18 Apr 0359 and 23 May 0359
Alt Birth? 18 APR 359 Sirmium, Pannonia (now Sremska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia)
Death[1] 25 Aug 0383
Alt Death? 25 AUG 383 Lugdunum, Lugdunensis (now Lyon, France)


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Gratian (; ; 18 April/23 May 359 – 25 August 383) was Roman emperor from 375 to 383. The eldest son of Valentinian I, during his youth Gratian accompanied his father on several campaigns along the Rhine and Danube frontiers. Upon the death of Valentinian in 375, Gratian's brother Valentinian II was declared emperor by his father's soldiers. In 378, Gratian's generals won a decisive victory over the Lentienses, a branch of the Alamanni, at the Battle of Argentovaria. Gratian subsequently led a campaign across the Rhine, the last emperor to do so, and attacked the Lentienses, forcing the tribe to surrender. That same year, his uncle Valens was killed in the Battle of Adrianople against the Goths – making Gratian essentially ruler of the entire Roman Empire. He favoured Christianity over traditional Roman religion, refusing the divine attributes of the Emperors and removing the Altar of Victory from the Roman Senate.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Gratian, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).