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Valens (Laitin: Flavius Julius Valens Augustus;[2] 328 – 9 August 378) wis the Eastren Roman Emperor frae 364 tae 378. He wis gien the eastren hauf o the empire bi his brither Valentinian I efter the latter's accession tae the throne. Valens, whiles kent as the Last True Roman, wis defeatit an killed in the Battle o Adrianople, which merked the beginnin o the collapse o the decayin Wastren Roman Empire.

Emperor o the Eastren Roman Empire
Valens Honorius Musei Capitolini MC494.jpg
A marble bust o Valens, or possibly Honorius.
Ring 28 Mairch 364 – 17 November 375 (emperor o the east, wi his brither Valentinian I in the wast;
17 November 375 – 9 August 378 (emperor in the east, wi his nephews Gratian an Valentinian II as emperors o the wast)
Predecessor Valentinian I (alane, whole empire)
Successor Theodosius I
Born 328
Cibalae, near Sirmium, recent toun o Vinkovci in Croatie
Dee'd (378-08-09)9 August 378 (aged 50)
Spouse Albia Dominica[1]
Issue Valentinianus Galates,
Full name
Flavius Julius Valens (frae birth tae accession);
Flavius Julius Valens Augustus (as emperor)
Dynasty Valentinian
Faither Gratian the Elder


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lendering, Jona, "Valens",
  2. In Clessical Laitin, Valens' name would be inscribed as FLAVIVS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS.