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

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

  • Name commonly known as: Hannibalianus aka Hanniballianus
  • Latin Roman Name: Flavius Hannibalianus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 335
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called the Neo-Flavian period
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Hannibalianus was Constantine the Great
  • Date succeeded as Emperor of Rome and circumstances of rule:
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Name of Father: Flavius Dalmatius, the brother of Constantine the Great
    • Name of Mother: Unknown
    • Married: Constantina
    • Brother: Delmatius
  • 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 Hannibalianus
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Hannibalianus from the following facts and information about his life. Hannibalianus 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. Delmatius and his brother Hannibalianus were clearly held in high favor by the emperor. In 335AD Hannibalianus eventually married Constantine's elder daughter, Constantina and was made nobilissimus, a title often used to refer to the designated heir. At the start of the campaign of Constantine against the Persians, Hannibalianus was made Rex Regum et Ponticarum Gentium, "King of the Kings and of the Ponthic People". But the campaign never happened as 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. Hannibalianus and his brother Delmatius were included in these murders. Responsibility for this purge 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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