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

 "The Usurper Emperor who hung himself..."

Short Biography about the life of Decentius
Short Biography profile and facts about one of the most famous Romans of all, in the life of Decentius, Emperor of Rome and provinces of the Roman Empire.

  • Name commonly known as: Decentius
  • Latin Roman Name: Magnus Decentius
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 350 - 18 August 353 (as Caesar under Magnentius)
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called Neo-Flavian period
  • Place and Date of Birth: Unknown
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Decentius was Magnentius
  • Place and Date of Death: 18 August 350 following the Battle of Mons Seleucus at Senonae in Gaul
  • 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 Decentius
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Decentius from the following facts and information about his life. The Emperor Constans was put to death by Magnentius, an ambitious soldier, who at once assumed the name of emperor. Magnentius gained power Britannia, Gaul, Hispania, Italia and Africa. He was helped by a man who was believed to be his brother -  Magnus Decentius. Decentius became a usurper to the Roman throne having been raised to power by the Emperor Magnetius. He was first made Consul and then Caesar in 350AD. Decentius and Magnentius fought a final battle in 353 in the Battle of Mons Seleucus at Senonae in Gaul. Their forces were defeated on 18 August 350.  Magnentius committed suicide by falling on his sword and Magnus Decentius hung himself.

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