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Flavius Anicius Petronius Maximus Augustus b. calculated 396 d. 22 April 455

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Lineage Gens Anicia
Sex Male
Full name (at birth) Flavius Anicius Petronius Maximus Augustus
Wiki-page wikipedia:en:Petronius Maximus
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Events

calculated 396 birth: Roman Empire

child birth: w Flavius Palladius (Caesar) [Gens Anicia] d. 31 May 455

March 455 marriage: Licinia Eudoxia [Gens Licinia] b. 422 d. 462

between 17 March 455 and 22 April 455 title: Rome, Roman Empire, Western Roman Emperor

22 April 455 death: Rome, Roman Empire

Notes

Petronius Maximus, a wealthy senator of the Anician family, who had been twice consul, was possessed of a chaste and beautiful wife [Volusiana]: her obstinate resistance served only to irritate the desires of Valentinian; and he resolved to accomplish them, either by stratagem or force. Deep gaming was one of the vices of the court: the emperor, who, by chance or contrivance, had gained from Maximus a considerable sum, uncourteously exacted his ring as a security for the debt; and sent it by a trusty messenger to his wife, with an order, in her husband's name, that she should immediately attend the empress Eudoxia. The unsuspecting wife of Maximus was conveyed in her litter to the Imperial palace; the emissaries of her impatient lover conducted her to a remote and silent bed-chamber; and Valentinian violated, without remorse, the laws of hospitality. Her tears, when she returned home, her deep affliction, and her bitter reproaches against a husband whom she considered as the accomplice of his own shame, excited Maximus to a just revenge; the desire of revenge was stimulated by ambition; and he might reasonably aspire, by the free suffrage of the Roman senate, to the throne of a detested and despicable rival. (Ref; The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon)

[edit] Sources

  1. The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon -
  2. Ambrose, Patrologia Latina, 16–17 (1845), nos. 40 - Daughter's son of Magnus Maximus


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Flavius Anicius Petronius Maximus Augustus
birth: calculated 396, Roman Empire
marriage: Licinia Eudoxia
title: between 17 March 455 and 22 April 455, Rome, Roman Empire, Western Roman Emperor
death: 22 April 455, Rome, Roman Empire
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Children
Eudocia (Krekka)
birth: 439, Rome
residence: from 455 - 460, Carthage
marriage: w Flavius Palladius (Caesar)
marriage: w Huneric ? (King of the Vandals and Alans)
death: between 466 and 474, Jerusalem
Children

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