Western emperor (q.v.) from 367-383; elder son of Valentinian I (q.v.). He succeeded Valentinian I as western emperor in 375, with half-brother Valentinian II (q.v.) as his nominal colleague. He appointed Theodosios I (q.v.) as eastern emperor in 379, after the death of Valens at the battle of Adrianople (qq.v.). With Ambrose (q.v.) as an advisor, he attacked paganism, removing the Altar of Victory from the senate house in Rome (q.v.) in 383. He also seized the revenues of the Vestal Virgins and refused the pagan title of high priest (pontifex maximus). He was assassinated by the followers of Maximus (q.v.), who was eventually defeated and killed by Theodosios I in 388.

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