401 - 450 (~ 49 years)
Has 11 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||28 Jul 450
||Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
||19 Mar 2010 |
- Eastern Roman Emperor , mostly known for the law code bearing his name, the Codex Theodosianus .
The eldest son of Eudoxia and Emperor Arcadius , Theodosius was heavily influenced by his eldest sister Pulcheria , who pushed him towards Eastern Christianity . Pulcheria was the primary driving power behind the emperor and many of her views became official policy. These included her anti-Semitic view which resulted in the destruction of synagogues .
On the death of his father Arcadius in 408 , Theodosius became emperor.
In June 421 , Theodosius married the poet Aelia Eudocia . They had a daughter, Licinia Eudoxia , whose marriage with the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III marked the re-unification of the two halves of the Empire, even if for a short time. Theodosius created the University of Constantinople , and died in 450 as the result of a riding accident.
Theodosius' Law Code
In 429 , Theodosius appointed a commission to collect all of the laws since the reign of Constantine I , and create a fully formalized system of law. This plan was left unfinished, but the work of a second commission that met in Constantinople, assigned to collect all of the general legislations and bring them up to date was completed, and their collection published as the Codex Theodosianus in 438 . The law code of Theodosius II, summarizing edicts promulgated since Constantine, provided a basis for the law code of Emperor Justinian I in the following century.