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Bronze coin bearing the profile of Honorius
Bronze coin bearing the profile of Honorius

Flavius Augustus Honorius (September 9, 384August 15, 423) was Emperor of the Western Roman Empire from 395 until his death. He was the younger son of Theodosius I and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and brother of the Eastern emperor Arcadius. Image of the profile of the Roman Emperor Honorius from a coin I own. ... Image of the profile of the Roman Emperor Honorius from a coin I own. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... Events Forum of Theodosius built in Constantinople. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Events On the death of Honorius, the primicerius notariorum Joannes seizes the throne of the Western Roman Empire, and is declared emperor. ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of Roman Emperors with the dates they controlled the Roman Empire. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Western Roman Empire is the name given to the western half of the Roman Empire after its division by Diocletian in 286 AD. It would exist intermittently in several periods between the 3rd Century and the 5th Century, after Diocletians Tetrarchy and the reunifications... Jump to: navigation, search Events After the death of emperor Theodosius I, the Roman Empire is divided in an eastern and a western half. ... Jump to: navigation, search On the reverse of this coin minted under Valentinian II, both Valentinian and Theodosius are depicted with halos, holding a globus cruciger. ... Aelia Flaccilla. ... This is a list of the Emperors of the late Roman Empire, called Byzantine. ... Arcadius, holding a labarum, defeating an enemy. ...

Honorius was declared Augustus in 393 by his father and became western emperor at the age of 10, following his father's death in January 395. For the first part of his reign he depended on the military leadership of the Vandal general Stilicho. To strengthen his bonds to the young emperor, Stilicho married his daughter Maria to him. Augustus (plural augusti) is Latin for majestic or venerable. The feminine form is Augusta. ... Events Gao Zu succeeds Tai Zu as Emperor of the Later Qin Empire in China. ... The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe that entered the late Roman Empire during the 5th century and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. ... Flavius Stilicho (c. ...

At first Honorius based his capital in Milan, but when the Visigoths entered Italy in 402 he moved his capital to the coastal city of Ravenna, which was protected by a ring of marshes and strong fortifications. While the new capital was easier to defend, it was poorly situated to allow Roman forces to protect central Italy from the barbarian incursions. Jump to: navigation, search Location within Italy Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ... The Visigoths, originally Tervingi, or Vesi (the noble ones), one of the two main branches of the Goths (of which the Ostrogothi were the other), were one of the loosely-termed Germanic peoples that disturbed the late Roman Empire. ... 402 is the infamous number of LUE on the GameFAQs message boards. ... Ravenna is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, population 134,631 (2001). ...

The most notable event of his reign was the assault and sack of Rome on August 24, 410 by the Visigoths under Alaric. Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost... Jump to: navigation, search August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Events Alaric I deposes Priscus Attalus as Roman Emperor. ... Jump to: navigation, search An 1894 photogravure of Alaric I taken from a painting by Ludwig Thiersch. ...

The city had been under Visigothic seige since shortly after Stilicho's deposition and execution in the summer of 408. Lacking a strong general to control the by-now mostly barbarian Roman Army, Honorius could do little to attack Alaric's forces directly, and apparently adopted the only strategy he could do in the situation: wait passively to Visigoths to grow weary and spend the time marshalling what forces he could. Unfortunately, this course of action appeared to be the product of Honorius' indecisive character and he suffered much criticism for it both from contemporaries and later historians.

Whether this plan could have worked is perhaps debatable, especially since he deprived himself of several skillful officers by only promoting Catholics to the top military positions. In any case it was overtaken by events. Stricken by starvation, somebody opened Rome's defenses to Alaric and the Visigoths poured in. The city not been under the control of a foreign force since an invasion of Gallic Celts some seven centuries before. The victorious Visigoths did untold damage to the city and the shock of this event reverberated from Britain to Jerusalem, and inspired Augustine to write his magnum opus, The City of God. A Celtic cross. ... Jump to: navigation, search St. ... This article is about the work by Augustine. ...

410 also saw Honorius reply to a British plea for assistance against local barbarian incursions. Preoccupied with the Visigoths and lacking any real capabilities to assist the distant province, Honorius told the Britons to defend themselves as best they could. The term Briton may have the following meanings: in a historical context: an inhabitant of Great Britain in pre-Roman times a descendant of Britons during a later period (e. ...

There is a story (which Gibbon disbelieved) that when he heard the news that Rome had "perished", Honorius was initially shocked; thinking the news was in reference to a favorite chicken he had named "Rome", he recalled in disbelief that the bird was just recently feeding out of his hand. It was then explained to him that the Rome in question was the city. Jump to: navigation, search Edward Gibbon (1737-1794). ...

His reign of twenty-eight years was one of the most disastrous in the Roman annals. Honorius' supposed weakness and timidity in the face of internal dissention and the attacks of the Visigoths and Vandals is often said to have contributed to the rapid disintegration of the western half of the empire.

Numerous usurpers made claims for the purple robes during his reign; in 410 AD alone there were four: Attalus in Rome, Maximus in Spain, and Constantine and Constans in Gaul and Britain.

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Flavius Augustus Honorius
Preceded by
Theodosius I
Western Roman Emperor
with Constantius III
Succeeded by
Valentinian III



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