Valerius Licinianus Licinius

Valerius Licinianus Licinius

Male Abt 265 - 325  (~ 60 years)    Has no ancestors but one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Valerius Licinianus Licinius  
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 265 
    Gender Male 
    Died 325  Thessaloniki Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I668266  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2009 

    Family Flavia Iulia Constantia,   b. Abt 290,   d. Abt 330  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married Mar 313  Mailand Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Valerius Licinianus Licinius,   b. 315,   d. 326  (Age 11 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F293843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Augustus 307-324 (abgesetzt).

      Dacian ( Thracian ) peasant origin, born in Moesia Superior, Licinius accompanied his close childhood friend, the Emperor Galerius , on the Persian expedition in 297. After the death of Flavius Valerius Severus , Galerius elevated Licinius to the rank of Augustus in the West on November 11 , 308 . He received as his immediate command the provinces of Illyricum , Thrace and Pannonia .
      On the death of Galerius, in May 311, Licinius shared the eastern empire with Maximinus Daia, the Hellespont and the Bosporus being the dividing line.
      In March 313 he married Flavia Julia Constantia , half-sister of Constantine , at Mediolanum (now Milan ); they had a son, Licinius the Younger , in 315. Their marriage was the occasion for the jointly-issued " Edict of Milan " that restored confiscated properties to Christian congregations and allowed Christianity to be professed in the empire.
      In the following month, on April 30 , Licinius inflicted a decisive defeat on Maximinus at the Battle of Tzirallum , after Maximinus had tried attacking him. Then, Licinius established himself master of the East, while his brother-in-law, Constantine, was supreme in the West.
      In 314, a civil war erupted between Licinius and Constantine, in which Constantine prevailed at the Battle of Cibalae in Pannonia ( October 8 , 314) and again two years later, when Licinius named Valerius Valens co-emperor, in the plain of Mardia (also known as Campus Ardiensis ) in Thrace . The emperors were reconciled after these two battles and Licinius had his co-emperor Valens killed.
      Licinius' fleet of 350 ships was defeated by Constantine I's fleet in 323. In 324, Constantine, tempted by the "advanced age and unpopular vices" of his colleague, again declared war against him, and, having defeated his army of 170,000 men at the Battle of Adrianople ( July 3 , 324), succeeded in shutting him up within the walls of Byzantium . The defeat of the superior fleet of Licinius in the Battle of the Hellespont by Crispus , Constantine's eldest son and Caesar , compelled his withdrawal to Bithynia , where a last stand was made; the Battle of Chrysopolis , near Chalcedon ( September 18 ), resulted in Licinius' final submission. While Licinius' co-emperor Sextus Martinianus was killed, Licinius himself was spared due to the pleas of his wife, Constantine's sister, and interned at Thessalonica . The next year, Constantine had him killed, accusing him of conspiring to raise troops among the barbarians

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