January 23, 2010

Licinius, full name Valerius Licinianus Licinius (born 250 AD), Roman Emperor, 307-24, born of peasant family in Dacia. He was raised to the rank of Augustus by Galerius, upon whose death in 311 he and Maximinus Daza became joint sovereigns of the eastern provinces. He defeated Maximinus in 313, but was himself defeated by Constantine in 315 and again in 323. In this latter year he was dethroned and put to death in 324.

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