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Constans
Emperor of the Roman Empire
Bronze coin bearing the
profile of Constans
Reign 337 - 350, joint with Constantius II and Constantine II, then only with Constantius II
Full name Flavius Julius Constans
Born 320
Died 350
southeastern Gaul
Predecessor Constantine I
Successor Magnentius
Dynasty Constantinian
Father Constantine I
Mother Fausta

Flavius Julius Constans (320 - 350), was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 337 to 350. Constans was the third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, Constantine's second wife. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image of the profile of the Roman Emperor Constans from a coin I own. ... Events February 6 - Julius is elected pope. ... Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... Flavius Iulius Constantius, known in English as Constantius II, (7 August 317 - 3 November 361) was a Roman Emperor (337 - 361) of the Constantinian dynasty. ... Constantine II as caesar. ... Flavius Iulius Constantius, known in English as Constantius II, (7 August 317 - 3 November 361) was a Roman Emperor (337 - 361) of the Constantinian dynasty. ... This article is about the year 320 AD. For the aircraft, see Airbus A320. ... Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (Latin: ) was the name given, in ancient times, to the region of Western Europe comprising present-day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... Bronze statue of Constantine I in York, England, near the spot where he was proclaimed Emperor in 306 For other uses, see Constantine I (disambiguation). ... Magnentius (ruled AD January 18, 350–August 11, 353), was a Roman usurper. ... Category: ... Bronze statue of Constantine I in York, England, near the spot where he was proclaimed Emperor in 306 For other uses, see Constantine I (disambiguation). ... Fausta, as Salus, holding her two sons, Constantine II and Constantius II. Fausta Flavia Maxima was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Maximianus. ... This article is about the year 320 AD. For the aircraft, see Airbus A320. ... Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Events February 6 - Julius is elected pope. ... Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... Bronze statue of Constantine I in York, England, near the spot where he was proclaimed Emperor in 306 For other uses, see Constantine I (disambiguation). ... Fausta, as Salus, holding her two sons, Constantine II and Constantius II. Fausta Flavia Maxima was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Maximianus. ...

Bust of Constans
Bust of Constans

From 337, he was a joint ruler with his brothers Constantius II and Constantine II. Constantine II attempted to take advantage of his youth and inexperience by invading Italy in 340, but Constans defeated Constantine II at Aquileia, where the older brother died. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1020x1360, 836 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Constans Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1020x1360, 836 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Constans Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Flavius Iulius Constantius, known in English as Constantius II, (7 August 317 - 3 November 361) was a Roman Emperor (337 - 361) of the Constantinian dynasty. ... Constantine II as caesar. ... Events Constantine II attacks his brother Constans near Aquileia, aiming for sole control of the western half of the Roman Empire, but is defeated. ... Aquileia (Friulian Aquilee, Slovene Oglej) is an ancient Roman town of Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10 km from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times. ...


In 341-2, Constans led a successful campaign against Franks. Events The Council of Encaenia is held in Antioch. ... Events Invasion of Goguryeo by Murong Huang of the Xianbei. ... For other uses, see Franks (disambiguation). ...


The writer Julius Firmicus Maternus mentioned that Constans visited Britain in the early months of 343, but did not explain why. The speed of his trip, paired with the fact he crossed the English Channel during the dangerous winter months, suggests it was in response to a military emergency of some kind. Julius Firmicus Maternus, a Latin writer and notable astrologer, who lived in the reign of Constantine and his successors. ... Events Roman emperor Constans travels to Britain, possibly for a military expedition. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: La Manche (IPA: ), the sleeve) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ...


Most of the Constantinian dynasty members were interested somehow in religion. Constans promulgated an edict banning Pagan sacrifices in 341. In the contrast between the Nicene and Arian factions, Constans supported the former, while Constantius the latter. Constans even called the Council of Serdica to settle the conflict between the Orthodox Athanasius of Alexandria and the Arian Paul of Constantinople. Category: ... Fourth-century inscription, representing Christ as the Good Shepherd. ... This article is about theological views like those of Arius. ... Athanasius of Alexandria (also spelled Athanasios) (c. ...


In 350, the general Magnentius declared himself emperor with the support of the troops on the Rhine frontier, and later the entire Western portion of the Roman Empire. Constans lacked any support beyond his immediate household, and was forced to flee for his life. Magnentius' supporters cornered him in a fortification in southeastern Gaul, where he was killed. Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... Magnentius (ruled AD January 18, 350–August 11, 353), was a Roman usurper. ... The River Rhine (Dutch: ; French: ; German: ; Italian: ; Romansh: ) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe at 1,320 kilometres (820 miles), with an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (Latin: ) was the name given, in ancient times, to the region of Western Europe comprising present-day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ...


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Constans
Preceded by
Constantine I
Roman Emperor
337-350
with Constantius II
and Constantine II
Succeeded by
Constantius II

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Roman Emperors - DIR Constans I (1244 words)
Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce.
Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.
Constans' birthdate is calculated by counting backwards from his age at the time of his death.
Constans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
Constans was the third and youngest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta, Constantine's second wife.
The speed of his trip, paired with the fact he crossed the English Channel during the dangerous winter months, suggests it was in response to a military emergency of some kind.
Constans lacked any support beyond his immediate household, and was forced to flee for his life.
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