Constantinian dynasty


Constantinian dynasty

The Constantinian dynasty is an informal name for the ruling family of the Roman Empire from Constantius Chlorus (†305) to the death of Julian in 363. It is named after its most famous member, Constantine the Great who became the sole ruler of the empire in 324. The dynasty is also called Neo-Flavian because every Constantinian emperor bore the name Flavius, similarly to the rulers of the first Flavian dynasty in the 1st century.

Contents

Stemmata

In italics the Augusti and the Augustae.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Theodora
 
 
 
Constantius Chlorus
250-305-306
 
 
 
Helena of Constantinople
250-330
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julius Constantius
d. 337
 
Licinius
250-308-324-325
 
Constantia
293-330
 
Fausta
289-326
 
Constantine I
272-313-337
 
Minervina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julian
331-360-363
 
Helena
d. 360
 
Constantine II
316-337-340
 
Constantius II
317-337-361
 
Constans
320-337-350
 
Crispus
d. 326
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jovian
331-363-364
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Constantia
361-383
 
Gratian
359-367-383
 
 

Relationship to other tetrarchs

Other rulers of the tetrarchy were related to the Constantinian dynasty:

  • Maximian: adoptive father and stepfather-in-law of Constantius Chlorus, father-in-law of Constantine, stepgrandfather-in-law of Licinius
  • Maxentius: adoptive brother and half-brother-in-law of Constantius Chlorus, brother-in-law of Constantine
  • Licinius: son-in-law of Constantius Chlorus, half-brother-in-law of Constantine

References

Notes

  1. ^ Julian, Epistula ad SPQ Atheniarum 270 D, Roman-emperors.org

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