Licinia Eudoxia

Licinia Eudoxia[1, 2, 3]

Female 422 - 462  (40 years)    Has 14 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Licinia Eudoxia  
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 422 
    Gender Female 
    Died 462 
    Person ID I116414  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Theodosius, II,   b. Apr 401,   d. 28 Jul 450  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Aelia Eudocia,   b. Abt 401,   d. 20 Oct 460  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 421 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F46904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Valentinian, III,   b. 2 Jul 419, Ravenna Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 455  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 437 
     1. Eudocia,   d. 480
    +2. Placidia,   b. 441-442,   d. Aft 480  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F46898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Petronius Maximus,   b. 396,   d. 22 May 455  (Age 59 years) 
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F212886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Geiserich von den Vandalen,   b. Abt 390,   d. 25 Jan 477, Carthago Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
     1. Visilaus,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. King Huneric von den Vandalen,   d. 23 Dec 484
     3. Geiso,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gento von den Vandalen,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F101563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • only daughter
      She married the Western Emperor Valentinian III on 29 October 437, in Thessalonica , marriage that marked the reunion of the two halves of the House of Theodosius. In 439 Eudoxia was granted the title of Augusta, with the birth of her daughter Eudocia .
      In 455, Valentinian was murdered, probably by his collaborator, Petronius Maximus. In the days that followed the death of the emperor, Petronius Maximus rose to the imperial power, and obliged Licinia Eudoxia to marry him, in order to strengthen his position. It is possible that Eudoxia, who was not happy of marrying the killer of her husband, called for the help of the African Vandals king Gaiseric, who had engaged one of his sons to Eudoxia's eldest daughter. Genseric moved to Rome very quickly. Petronius Maximus opted for fleeing, but he was killed by the mob of Rome. When the Vandals arrived in Rome, they sacked the city, and took, among the other prisoners, Eudoxia and her two daughters, Eudocia and Placidia. The three women stayed prisoners in Carthage for seven years, until a large ransom was payed by the Eastern Emperor Leo I .
      She and Placidia withdrew to Constantinople, but Eudocia stayed in Africa as wife of Huneric, Gaiseric's son, and was mother of Hilderic.
      Placidia later became the wife of Olybrius .

      Licinia Eudoxia (* 422; † 462) war die Tochter der Athenaïs und des oströmischen Kaisers Theodosius II. Seit 437 war sie mit dem weströmischen Kaiser Valentinian III. verheiratet. Die beiden hatten zwei Töchter, Eudocia und Placidia. Nach dem Tod Valentinians im Jahr 455 wurde Licinia Eudoxia zur Ehe mit dessen Nachfolger Petronius Maximus gezwungen. Bald darauf überfielen die Vandalen unter Geiserich die Stadt und verschleppten Licinia Eudoxia und ihre beiden Töchter nach Africa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5706] Stammtafeln: mit Anhang: Calendarium medii aevi, Hermann Grote, (Repr. d. Ausg. Leipzig : Hahn, 1877), 14, 436 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S5910] Die Mecklenburger Fürstendynastie und ihre legendären Vorfahren, Die Schweriner Bilderhandschrift von 1526, Röpcke; Andreas (Herausgeber), (Edition Temmen 1995), 52 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S5916], 12.2.2006 (Reliability: 3).

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