Constantius Gallus

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Name commonly known as: Constantius Gallus

Latin Roman Name: Flavius Claudius Constantius Gallus

Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 15 March 351 - 354 as Caesar of the east under Constantius II

Dynasty / Historical Period: The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called Neo-Flavian because every Constantinian emperor bore the name Flavius

Place and Date of Birth: Born ca. 325/6 at Massa Veternensis

Family connections / Genealogy
 *** Name of Father: Julius Constantius
 *** Name of Mother: Galla
 *** Married: Constantina

Place and Date of Death: Constantius Gallus died 354 at Pola

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Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Constantius Gallus from the following facts and information about his life. The paternal grandparents of Gallus were the Western Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus and his second wife Flavia Maximiana Theodora. Gallus was therefore a cousin of Emperor Constantius II.

On 15 March 351 Constantius II called Gallus to Sirmium where he raised him to the rank of Caesar giving him the name Constantius Gallus. Gallus then married Constantina, the sister of the emperor. Constantius Gallus and Constantina set up residence in Antioch. Gallus was very good looking, with soft blond hair but he became a harsh and oppressive ruler - certainly no the type to be easily influenced by his wife or the emperor. Gallus imposed highly unpopular taxes and became extremely unpopular. Complaints reached the ears of Constantius II. Gallus then enraged the emperor by staging a chariot race in the Hippodrome at Constantinople and crowned the victor. Only those with the title Augustus were allowed this particular honor. Constantius Gallus was arrested and led to Pola (now Pula, Croatia). He was interrogated by some of the highest officials of the court of Constantius II. Gallus tried to put the blame of his actions on his wife, Constantina. Constantius II sentenced Constantius Gallus to death but later changed his mind.  Constantius II ordered that Gallus could be spared but the order never reached the executioners. Gallus died in 354 at Pola.

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