General Flavius Theodosius 'The Elder'

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Public ProfileProfile - SelectedEditGeneral Flavius Theodosius 'The Elder' PhotosTheodosius 'The Elder' Family TreeChangesTrusted ListPrivate Profile
General Flavius Honorius Theodosius 'The Elder'
Born in Gallaecia, Spainmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Carthage (near Tunis, Tunisia)map
Profile manager: Paul Lee private message [send private message]
This page has been accessed 490 times.
Nominate for Profile of the Week by posting the link http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Theodosius_'The_Elder'-1 in our G+ Community. Vote by clicking the +1 button above.

Biography

General Flavius was born in 0310. General Flavius Theodosius 'The Elder' ... He passed away in 0376. [1]

No more info is currently available for General Flavius Theodosius 'The Elder'. Can you add to his biography?

Sources

  • Paul Lee, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Paul and others.
  1. Entered by Paul Lee, Dec 3, 2011


http://www.geni.com/people/Theodosius-the-Elder/6000000002145314408



For merging rights, login as a community member and request to join this profile's Trusted List. Or simply leave a comment with information.




Memories

On December 3, 2011 Paul Lee wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Theodosius

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Theodosius

Flavius Theodosius or Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western Roman Empire. He achieved the rank of Comes Britanniarum (Count of the province of Britannia) and as such, he is usually referred to as Comes (Count) Theodosius. There is some evidence that his father was called Honorius.

He married his wife Thermantia, probably sometime in the late 330s or early 340s. With her, he had at least two sons, Honorius and Theodosius, born at Cauca (modern Coca, Segovia) in Spain. The family were orthodox Christians.

In 368, Theodosius was first raised to the Roman military rank of comes (akin to a general) and sent to the province of Britannia, to repel an invasion by various barbarian tribes, which he dealt with successfully. Known to have been with him on this expedition were his younger son Theodosius and, in all likelihood, the future usurper Magnus Maximus. Upon his return, he succeeded Jovinus as the magister equitum praesentalis, at the court of Emperor Valentinian I, in which capacity he prosecuted another successful campaign against the Alemanni in 370.

In 373, Theodosius was made commander of the expedition to suppress the rebellion of Firmus in Mauretania, which proved to be yet another victory for the skilled commander. However, following this latest victory, Theodosius was arrested, taken to Carthage, and executed in early 376. The reasons for his execution are not clear, but it is thought to have resulted from a factional power struggle in Italy after the sudden death of Valentinian I. Shortly before his execution, Theodosius was baptized, a common practice at the time, even for lifelong Christians.

Following the elder Theodosius' execution, his son Theodosius was sent home to the family estates in Gallaecia province. Two years later, however, following the disastrous Roman defeat at the Battle of Adrianople, the younger Theodosius was rehabilitated, placed in charge of the Roman armies in the eastern half of the empire, and quickly elevated to the rank of Emperor on January 19, 379 following his successes in the field.


Flavius Theodosius or Theodosius the Elder was a senior military officer serving in the Western Roman Empire. He achieved the rank of Comes Britanniarum (Count of the province of Britannia) and as such, he is usually referred to as Comes (Count) Theodosius. There is some evidence that his father was called Honorius.

He married his wife Thermantia, probably sometime in the late 330s or early 340s. With her, he had at least two sons, Honorius and Theodosius, born at Cauca (modern Coca, Segovia) in Spain. The family were orthodox Christians.

Sources:

1. A.H.M. Jones, et al. Prosopgraphy of the Later Roman Empire.




Search

Searching for someone else?

First: Last:

Do you have a GEDCOM? Register as a guest to have every name searched. It's free (like everything on WikiTree).



DNA

No known carriers of General Flavius's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

If you have taken a DNA test for genealogy please login and enter it.



Comments

For public comments, here are the options:

  1. Public Bulletin Board: You need to be a logged-in community member to post bulletin board comments for the family. (Best for comments about General Flavius Theodosius 'The Elder' directed to WikiTree users watching this profile. Limit of 10 per day.)
  2. Public Q&A: These will appear here and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist Q&A Forum. (Best for questions about General Flavius Theodosius 'The Elder' directed to our genealogy community.)
  3. Private Message: You can also send a private message to the Profile Manager. (Best when privacy is an issue.)

There are no bulletin board comments yet.

Profile - SelectedPublic ProfileEditGeneral Flavius Theodosius 'The Elder' PhotosTheodosius 'The Elder' Family TreeChangesTrusted ListPrivate Profile