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

 "The Emperor who died in a blood bath..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Delmatius aka Flavius Dalmatius and Dalmatius Caesar
  • Latin Roman Name: Flavius Delmatius
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 335-337 AD.
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called the Neo-Flavian period
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Delmatius was Constantine the Great
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Name of Father: Flavius Dalmatius, the brother of Constantine the Great
    • Name of Mother: Unknown
    • Brother: Hannibalianus
  • Place and Date of Death: September 337
  • 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 Delmatius
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Delmatius from the following facts and information about his life. Delmatius was the son of Flavius Dalmatius and the nephew of Constantine the Great. Delmatius was the son of Flavius Dalmatius, the brother of Constantine the Great and therefore the nephew of this famous emperor. Constantine the Great requested the family of his brother Flavius Dalmatius to join him in his new capital at Constantinople. On 19 September 335, Delmatius was raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle the Emperor Constantine I. The realm of Delmatius included Thrace, Greece and Macedonia. Delmatius and his brother Hannibalianus were clearly held in high favor by the emperor. However, Constantine the Great died in May 337. On 9 September 337 Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeed their father Constantine the Great and rule as co-emperors of the Roman Empire. Later that month a number of descendants of Constantius Chlorus, the brother of Constantine the Great, as well as many nobles and officials of the Roman Empire, were executed. Delmatius and his brother Hannibalianus were included in the murders. Responsibility for this purge, or blood bath, was denied by the three brothers, although the events which occurred during their rules point to ruthless and blood thirsty actions.

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