Constans II

Roman emperor of the West | Royal

Lived from end of the 4th century (unknown) to 411 CE

Constans II was the eldest son of the Western Roman Emperor Constantine III and was appointed co-emperor by him from 409 to 411. In Autumn 409, barbarian invaders plundered Gaul and entered Hispania. Constantine III, without the approval of Emperor Honorius (Eastern Roman Emperor), elevated Constans to the rank of Augustus; Constans was to go to Hispania to settle the matter, but before leaving news came that Gerontius had stopped the invaders, had rebelled from Constantine and had proclaimed Emperor one of his own men, Maximus of Hispania. With the support of the barbarians, Gerontius took over Constantine's territory; in 411, he captured the city of Vienne (in today's France) and put Constans II to death. Eastern Roman emperor and many from the elite of the west called Constans as usurper of the throne and illegitimate.

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Lived from end of the 4th century (unknown) to 411 CE

Constans II was the eldest son of the Western Roman Emperor Constantine III and was appointed co-emperor by him from 409 to 411. In Autumn 409, barbarian invaders plundered Gaul and entered Hispania. Constantine III, without the approval of Emperor Honorius (Eastern Roman Emperor), elevated Constans to the rank of Augustus; Constans was to go to Hispania to settle the matter, but before leaving news came that Gerontius had stopped the invaders, had rebelled from Constantine and had proclaimed Emperor one of his own men, Maximus of Hispania. With the support of the barbarians, Gerontius took over Constantine's territory; in 411, he captured the city of Vienne (in today's France) and put Constans II to death. Eastern Roman emperor and many from the elite of the west called Constans as usurper of the throne and illegitimate.

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