Maximinus Daza

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

 "The Emperor who was killed in Tarsus with his wife and children ..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Maximinus Daia or Daza
  • Latin Roman Name: Gaius Valerius Galerius
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: Reigned 305-8 as Caesar in the East, under Galerius and 310- May 312 as Augustus in the East, in competition with Licinius
  • 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: Born 20 November c. 270 near Felix Romuliana (Serbia)
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Married: Caecilia Paulina
  • Place and Date of Death: August 313 at Tarsus
  • 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 Maximinus Daza
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Maximinus Daza from the following facts and information about his life. After the abdication of Diocletian and Maximianus, Galerius ruled the East together with the Caesar he had appointed, whose name was Daza, but who called himself Maximin or Maximinus. Galerius was the uncle of Maximinus Daza and through this powerful connection had been appointed as Governor of Egypt and Syria in 305AD. On the death of his uncle Galerius in 311AD succeeded to the provinces of East in Asia together with Licinius. During the early summer of 311 Maximinus Daza met with Licinius at the Bosporus and they concluded a treaty, sharing the Eastern empire between them.  The peace treaty was relatively short-lived and Maximinus Daza met Licinius in battle in 313AD. Daza fled to Nicomdeia and then to Tarsus where he was killed on the orders of Licinius who also ordered that his wife and children should also perish. Licinius was his successor.

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