Maximus, Magnus Clemens

Maximus, Magnus Clemens,

d. 388, Roman emperor of the West (383–388). After his followers murdered GratianGratian
, 359–83, Roman emperor of the West (375–83). At the death of his father, Valentinian I, he accepted the army's election of his brother, Valentinian II, as his colleague.
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, he was recognized as ruler of Britain, Gaul, and Spain by Theodosius ITheodosius I
or Theodosius the Great,
346?–395, Roman emperor of the East (379–95) and emperor of the West (394–95), son of Theodosius, the general of Valentinian I.
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. He invaded Italy in 387, expelling Valentinian IIValentinian II,
371?–392, Roman emperor of the West (375–92), son of Valentinian I. Upon the death of his father, he was proclaimed emperor with his brother Gratian as coregent. After the death (378) of Valens, Gratian made Theodosius I ruler in the East.
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, but the following year he was defeated and put to death by Theodosius. In the reign of Maximus the heresy of PriscillianPriscillian
, d. 385?, Spanish churchman, bishop of Ávila. His appointment to the bishopric was protested by orthodox leaders, who had condemned his former activities as a lay preacher in S Spain, at the Synod of Zaragoza (380).
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 was suppressed.
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