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Theodosius II

January 1, 2010

Theodosius II (401-50), Eastern Roman Emperor, 408-50, grandson of Theodosius the Great and son of Arcadius, whom he succeeded at the age of seven. His sister Pulcheria and the praetorian prefect, Anthemius, ruled during his minority. Wars with the Persians (421 and 441) and the Huns under Attila (441-48) were among the chief events of his reign. The Codex Theodosianus, a codification of laws in 16 books, was published in 438.

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  1. […] who made him partner of his empire, 421. For seven months Constantius was Emperor of the West, but Theodosius II, Emperor of the East, refused to acknowledge him. While preparing to make war on Theodosius, […]



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