Constantine III

January 11, 2010

Constantine III, full name Flavius Claudius Constantinus, Roman serving as a common soldier in Britain in the reign of Honorius. His troops proclaimed him emperor in 407, and overran most of Gaul. Honorius acknowledged him as emperor in 408, to win his support against the Goths. Constantine then advanced into Italy itself, hoping to depose Honorius. The rebellion of his general. Gerontius, compelled him to return to Gaul, where Honorius’s general and brother-in-law, Constantius III, defeated him at Aries, 410. Constantine was executed.

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