Aelia Flavia Flaccilla Augusta

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Aelia Flavia Flaccilla Augusta

Also Known As: "Empress of the Roman Empire", "Augusta"
Birthplace: Spain
Death: Died in Constantinople
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Wife of Theodosius I "the Great", Roman Emperor
Mother of Pulcheria Augusta; Arcadius Eastern Roman Emperor and Honorius, Western Roman Emperor

Occupation: Augusta
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Aelia Flavia Flaccilla Augusta

Aelia Flavia Flaccilla (died 385), first wife of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. She was of Hispanian Roman descent. During her marriage to Theodosius, she gave birth to two sons — future Emperors Arcadius and Honorius — and a daughter, Aelia Pulcheria. She was given the title of Augusta, as her coinage shows.

Her ancestry is conjectural, based on the work of Ford Mommaerts. Her father might have been a man named Afranius and her mother a woman named Syagria. Therefore, she might have been a great granddaughter of Afranius Hannibalianus and of Postumius Syagrius. This reconstruction would make her a sister of Flavius Afranius Syagrius, Consul 382.


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