[val-uh n-tin-ee-uh n]
- a.d. 321?–375, emperor of Western Roman Empire 364–375.
Also Val·en·tin·i·a·nus I [val-uh n-tin-ee-ey-nuh s] /ˌvæl ənˌtɪn iˈeɪ nəs/.
or Valentinianus II
- a.d. c371–392, emperor of the Western Roman Empire 375–392.
or Valentinianus III
- a.d. 419?–455, emperor of the Western Roman Empire 425–455.
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Poems, &c. on several occasions: with Valentinian, a tragedy.The Library of William Congreve
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This was in the fourth century, during the reign of Valentinian.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery
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Valens was of a timid, and Valentinian of a choleric, disposition.
Justina, mother of the emperor Valentinian, favoured Ambrose.
The Masque was written at Rochester's request for his alteration of Valentinian.The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume VI
Valentinianus I (ˌvælənˌtɪnɪˈeɪnəs)
- 321–375 ad, emperor of the Western Roman Empire (364–375); appointed his brother Valens to rule the Eastern Empire
- 371–392 ad, emperor of the Western Roman Empire (375–392), reigning jointly with his half brother Gratian until 383
- ?419–455 ad, emperor of the Western Roman Empire (425–455). His government lost Africa to the Vandals. With Pope Leo I he issued (444) an edict giving the bishop of Rome supremacy over the provincial churches
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