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

 "The Emperor who re-established Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Jovian
  • Latin Roman Name: Flavius Iovianus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 27 June 363 - 17 February 364
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called the Neo-Flavian period
  • Place and Date of Birth: Born 331 at Singidunum (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Jovian was Julian the Apostate
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Name of Father: Flavius Varronianus
    • Married: Charito
    • Children: Son named Flavius Varronianus
  • Successor: Valentinian I
  • Place and Date of Death: 16 February 364 in Dadastana, Bithynia (Turkey)
  • 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 Jovian
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Julian the Apostatewas defeated by the Persians and was killed A.D. 363 on June 26th. His successor was Jovian who was the Captain of the imperial Guard for Julian who was present at the time of his death. The army supported ovian and proclaimed him emperor. Jovian re-established Christianity as the official religion of the Empire and issued an edict of toleration following the hostility toward the Christians by Julian the Apostate. Jovian was forced to make a humiliating peace treaty with the Persians. This act horrified the Romans and cost Jovian his popularity. Jovian died on 17 February 364, en route to Constantinople, after a reign of only eight months. There are many rumours that Jovian was murdered by being smothered to death or poisoned with mushrooms. He was buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. After Jovian's death Valentinian I was proclaimed emperor at Nicaea. 

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