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

 "The Emperor who was stripped of the purple ..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Vetranio

  • Latin Roman Name: Vetranio aka Vetrianio

  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 1 March - 25 December 350 as Caesar with Emperor Constantius II

  • Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called the Neo-Flavian period

  • Place and Date of Birth: Born in Moesia, date unknown

  • Place and Date of Death: 360 at Prusa

  • 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 Vetranio
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Vetranio from the following facts and information about his life. The emperor Constans had been put to death by Magnentius, an ambitious soldier who assumed the name of emperor. Magnentius gained power Britannia, Gaul, Hispania, Italia and Africa. Vetranio who was an experienced soldier, a commander of the Pannonian army. Vetranio was was asked by Constantina, the sister of Roman Emperor Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar which he had done on March 1, 350. Vetranio received the support of his soldiers and recognised by Emperor Constantius II, the brother of Constans. However, he was later stripped him of the purple on December 25, 350. Vetranio changed sides adding support to Magnentius. Magnentius was defeated by the emperor Constantius II at the Battle of Mursa Major in 351. Vetranio was allowed to retire at Prusa but is believed to have committed suicide around the year 360.

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