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Roman Emperor Maxentius

Full Name: Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius Augustus
Profession: Roman Emperor

Roman Empire

Biography: Roman Emperor from 306 to 312. He was defeated by Constantine at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, and has since been vilified and presented as a cruel and bloodthirsty tyrant.

Died: October 28, 312
Cause of Death: Drowned during battle

Historical Events

  • 0306-10-28 Maxentius proclaimed Emperor of Rome
  • 0308-11-11 The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
  • 0312-10-28 Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

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