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History, Facts and Information about the Usurper Constantine III
The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the Usurper Emperor Constantine III who ruled the empire of Ancient Rome. Read about the life of Constantine III who can be described or remembered as:

 "The Usurper Emperor who was ordained priest hoping for mercy..."

Short Biography about the life of Constantine III
Short Biography profile and facts about one of the most famous Romans of all, in the life of Constantine III, Usurper emperor of the Western Roman Empire

  • Name commonly known as: Constantine III
  • Latin Roman Name: Flavius Claudius Constantinus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 407 - 411 with Constans II (usurper)
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: Western Empire (394 - 476) which led to the disintegration of Roman authority and the Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Constantine III was Emperor Honorius
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Children: Constans II
  • Place and Date of Death: Died 411 in Ravenna
  • For the names of the next Roman emperors in the East and the West of the Empire refer to the Timeline of Roman Emperors

Interesting facts about the life of Constantine III
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Constantine III from the following facts and information about his life. A rebellion against Honorius took place in AD 406, when the legions based in Britain hailed an ordinary soldier, who would come to be known as Constantine III as emperor. Constantine III left Britain for Gaul. This is accepted as the evacuation of the British provinces by the Romans. Constantine established his court at Arles (southern Gaul) in 407. Constantine III had no connection with the famous Constantinian dynasty. Under attack, the Western Empire was under attack from all directions by Germanic, Frank, Visigoth, and Burgundian tribes. The barbarians closed in on Constantine in Arles but Constantine with stood the siege. Constantine III lost control of his domains and was eventually attacked by troops sent by Honorius. Constantine had himself ordained priest hoping for mercy when he surrendered to Honorius' generals. His ploy failed and Honorius executed Constantine III in 411.

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