Galla Justina (Valentinia) Placidia

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Empress Galla (Galla Justina) "Princess" Placidia formerly Valentinia aka of Rome
Born about in Cibalis Pannonia, Roman Empire,map
Wife of — married in Byzantium,map
Died in Roma, Lazio, Italymap
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Biography

Galla is listed as one of four children of the marriage by Jordanes. Her paternal uncle Valens was Emperor of the Eastern Roman Byzantine Empire from 364 to his death in the Battle of Adrianople (9 August 378). Her father was emperor of the Western Roman Empire from 364 to his death on 17 November 375 and was previously married to Marina Severa. The only known child of that marriage was Gratian, Western Roman Emperor from 375 to his assassination on 25 August 383. Her mother was previously married to Magnentius, a Roman usurper from 350 to 353.[1][2] However both Zosimus and the fragmentary chronicle of John of Antioch report that Justina was too young at the time of her first marriage to have children.[3] Galla thus had no known maternal half-siblings.

Galla had three full-siblings. Her only brother was Valentinian II, first co-emperor with Gratian from 375 and then the only legitimate Western Roman Emperor from 383 to his death by hanging on 15 May 392. His death was officially reported as a suicide but Arbogast, his magister militum was suspected to have had a hand in it, an accusation found in the writings of Socrates of Constantinople, Orosius, and Zosimus. Sozomen was less certain and mentioned both versions of how Valentinian II died.[4]

Her two sisters were Grata and Justa.[5] According to Socrates, both remained unmarried. They were probably still alive in 392 but not mentioned afterwards.[5]

When Galla married Theodosius, she became both a Roman Empress and a stepmother to Theodosius’ two sons from his first marriage, Arcadius and Honorius.

According to Zosimus, she died in childbirth in 394, the exact date unknown.[6]

Title

Title: Empress of the Western Roman Empire

Sources

References

  1. Wend, David A., Magnentius As Emperor, 2009-10-25, archived from geocities.com.
  2. DiMaio, Michael Jr., Magnentius (350–353 A.D) and Decentius (351–353 A.D.), roman-emperors.org.
  3. Lenski, Noel Emmanuel, Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D., 2003, page 103.
  4. Jump up to: a b c Roberts, Walter E., Valentinian II (375-92 A.D.), roman-emperors.org.
  5. Jump up to: a b c Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 1.
  6. Justina's entry in the Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century

Acknowledgments

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Biography

Galla was born in 0365. Galla Of Rome ... She passed away in 0394. [7]

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From Western Roman Europe SOURCES: LDS FHL Ancestal File # (familysearch.org) WEB: "Ancestors/Descendants of Royal Lines" (Contributors: F. L. Jacquier (History of Charlemagne by Christian Settipani); L. Orlandini, Manuel Abranches de Soveral, Reynaud de Paysac, F.L. J P de Palmas (Aurejac et Tournemire; Frankish line; The Complete Peerage}, Jacquier (Genealogy of Lewis Carroll, Justin Swanstrom, The Royal Families of England Scotland & Wales by Burkes Peerage; Debrett's Peerage & Baronage; Table of descendants French Canadian Genealogical Society; Families of Monfort-sur-Risle & Bertrand de Bricquebec; The Dukes of Normandy, XXXXI), A. Brabant ("Dynastie Montmorency, Michel d'Herbigny), Paul Leportier, Claude Barret, H.R. Moser (Burke Peerage), O.Guionneau, L.B. de Rouge, E. Polti, N. Danican (Britain's Royal Families; Buthlaw, Succession of Strathclyde, the Armorial 1961-62) A.Terlinden (Genealogy of the existing British Peerage, 1842), L. Gustavsson, C. Cheneaux, E. Lodge, S. Bontron (Brian Tompsett), R. Dewkinandan, H. de la Villarmois, C. Donadello; Scevole de Livonniere, H. de la Villarmois, I. Flatmoen, P. Ract Madoux (History of Morhange; Leon Maujean; Annuaire de Lorraine, 1926; La Galissonniere: Elections d'Arques et Rouen), Jean de Villoutreys (ref: Georges Poull), E. Wilkerson-Theaux (Laura Little), O. Auffray, A. Brabant (Genealogy of Chauvigny of Blot from "Chanoine Prevost Archiviste du Diocese de Troyes Union Typographique Domois Cote-d'Or 1925), Emmanuel Arminjon (E Levi-Provencal Histoire de l'Espagne Andalouse), Y. Gazagnes-Gazanhe, R. Sekulovich and J.P. de Palmas ("notes pierfit et iconographie Insecula", Tournemire), H de Riberolles (Base Tournemire), Franck Veillon........... http://geneastar.org. AWTP: "The Ancestry of Overmire Tifft Richardson Bradford Reed" Larry Overmire larryover@worldnet.att.net

  • Janice Hardin, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Janice and others.
  1. Wend, David A., Magnentius As Emperor, 2009-10-25, archived from geocities.com.
  2. DiMaio, Michael Jr., Magnentius (350–353 A.D) and Decentius (351–353 A.D.), roman-emperors.org.
  3. Lenski, Noel Emmanuel, Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D., 2003, page 103.
  4. Jump up to: a b c Roberts, Walter E., Valentinian II (375-92 A.D.), roman-emperors.org.
  5. Jump up to: a b c Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 1.
  6. Justina's entry in the Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century
  7. Entered by Janice Hardin, May 16, 2012




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