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

 "The Son of the Emperor who plotted with the Goths..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Licinius II
  • Latin Roman Name: Valerius Licinianus Licinius
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 317-324 AD.
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: In 285 the Roman Empire was split in half by Diocletian - The Western Roman Empire and the other half became known as the Eastern Roman Empire or the Byzantine Empire.
  • Place and Date of Birth:
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Licinius II was his father Licinius I
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Name of Father: Licinius I
    • Name of Mother: Flavia Julia Constantia
  • Place and Date of Death: AD 327 at Pola
  • Name of next Emperor:  The successor to Licinius II was
  • 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 Licinius II
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Licinius II from the following facts and information about his life. On the death of Galerius in 311AD there were four men calling themselves Emperors - Licinius I in Asia, Daza Maximin in Egypt, Maxentius at Rome, and Constantine in Gaul. Valerius Licinianus Licinius served as Caesar in the eastern empire from 317 to 324 A.D while his father was Augustus Licinius I. The mother of Licinius II was Flavia Julia Constantia, the sister of the Emperor Constantine the Great. His father constantly battled against his co emperor Constantine the Great and was finally defeated by Constantine at Chrysopolis on 18 September 324. Licinius I abdicated but was eventually put to death by hanging in 325. It is believed that his father had attempted yet another rebellion against Constantine the Great as an ally of the Goths. Licinius II was executed AD 327 at Pola.

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