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[vey-luh nz]
  1. Fla·vi·us [fley-vee-uh s] /ˈfleɪ vi əs/, a.d. c328–378, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 364–378.
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Historical Examples of valens

  • At last they asked what was the name of him who should succeed to the Emperor Valens?

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • The course of the war was at first favourable to the Emperor Valens.


    Frank Fox

  • Constantine received the mention of Valens with indignation and contempt.

  • Valens was of a timid, and Valentinian of a choleric, disposition.

  • Valens had been badly punished for his imprudence and the Romans for their venality.

British Dictionary definitions for valens


  1. ?328–378 ad, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (364–378); appointed by his elder brother Valentinian I, emperor of the Western Empire
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