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

 "The Emperor who defeated at the siege of Valence..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Jovinus
  • Latin Roman Name: Jovinus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 411 - 412 alone and 412-3 with co-emperor Sebastianus
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: Western Empire (394 - 476) which led to the disintegration of Roman authority and the Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Place of Birth: Gaul
  • Place and Date of Death: Died 413 in Narbonne
  • 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 Jovinus
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Jovinus from the following facts and information about his life. Gaul had been separated from the western Roman Empire by the usurper Constantine III. Jovinus was a Usurper of the Western Roman Empire. Jovinus started his rise to the throne as a general of the Roman Emperor Honorius. Jovinus assumed the imperial title AD 411. He named his brother Sebastianus as co-emperor in 412. At first he was successful gaining control over much of Gaul but was attacked by both Franks and Visigoths. Jovinus was defeated at the siege of Valence. The Visigoths captured the usurper Jovinus, and handed him over to Postumus Dardanus, the Roman Governor in Gaul, for execution. Honorius once again had the upper hand.

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