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

 "The Usurper Emperor whose head was sent to the imperial court..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Sebastianus
  • Latin Roman Name: Sebastianus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 412-413 AD
  • 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
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Name of Brother: Jovinus
  • Place and Date of Death: 413AD
  • 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 Sebastianus
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Sebastianus 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 who started his rise to the throne as a general of the Roman Emperor Honorius. Jovinus assumed the imperial title in 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 reporting to Honorius in Gaul, for execution. King Ataulf of the Visigoths also captured Sebastianus in 413 and as with his brother also turned him over to Postumus Dardanus who executed Sebastianus and sent his head to the court of Honorius court at Ravenna.

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