Theodosius I

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Theodosius I
Emperor of the Roman Empire
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Reign August 378 - 15 May 392 (emperor in the east, with Gratian and Valentinian II in the west);
15 May 392 - 17 January 395 (whole empire)
Full name Flavius Theodosius
Birthplace Cauca, modern Spain
Place of death Milan
Buried Constantinople, Modern Day Istanbul
Predecessor Valens (in the east); Valentinian II in the west
Successor Arcadius in the east;
Honorius in the west
Wives 1) Aelia Flaccilla (?-385)
2) Galla, daughter of Valentinian I
Children Arcadius, Honorius, Pulcheria (?-385) and Galla Placidia
Dynasty Theodosian
Father Theodosius the Elder
Mother Thermantia


Flavius Theodosius (January 11, 347 – January 17, 395), also called Theodosius I and Theodosius the Great, was Roman Emperor from 379-395. He reunited the Eastern and Western Roman Empire, but was the last emperor of both parts of the empire. After his death, the two parts split permanently. He is also known for making Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

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