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Nicknames: "Gratianus Funarius Major", "Gratianus the Elder"
Birthplace: Cibalae or Cibalis, Pannonia (modern Vinkovci, Croatia).
Death: Died in Romano, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Occupation: Soldier, General, Comes Britanniarum, Comes Africae
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About Gratianus Funarius Major

He was a Pannonia rope-maker, who rose to become a general. He was Comes Britanniarum, and Comes Africae.

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http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graciano_el_Viejo

Graciano el Viejo era el padre de los emperadores romanos, Valentiniano I y Valente y el abuelo de Graciano.

Graciano comenzó su carrera como un oficial de personal, pero ascendió más tarde a tribuno, y posteriormente a Comes Africae ( gobernador de África). Le enviaron a Britania en torno 340 por lo que recibió el cargo de Comes Britanniarum, al mando del ejército (comitatus). La crisis que precipitó esto no se sabe con certeza. Después de su retiro, el emperador Constancio II confiscó todas las propiedades de Graciano, debido a sospechas de ayudar a Magnencio.

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Gratianus Funarius, also known as Gratianus Major (Major Latin for the elder), also known as Gratian the Elder, was a soldier of the Roman Empire who flourished in the 4th century. He is called Gratian the Elder, to distinguish himself from his grandson the Roman Emperor Gratian.

[edit] Origins

Gratianus originated from an obscure Christian family from the town of Cibalae or Cibalis, Southern Pannonia (modern Vinkovci, Croatia). There Gratianus seems to have married a local woman, and they had two sons Flavius Valentinianus (321-375) and Flavius Iulius (Julius) Valens (328-378). His first son would become Roman Emperor of the West and his second son would become Roman Emperor of the East.

Gratianus obtained the cognomen Funarius, which means ‘the rope-man’, because prior to his military career, Gratianus was a rope salesman. On one occasion, he successfully resisted the efforts of five soldiers to wrestle him. That occasion inspired Gratianus to enlist in the Roman Army.

[edit] Military & Political Career

Gratianus was renowned for his strength and his wrestling skills, and had an illustrious army career. He rose from Staff Officer to be promoted to Military Tribune and became a Comes Africae. In the 340s, Gratianus was sent to Britannia and was given the title Comes Britanniarum. He commanded a field army (comitatenses). The crisis that precipitated this is not known, however.

After his army career ended, Gratianus returned to his birthplace and lived as a private citizen who had earned a good reputation from his military career. Gratianus could have earned the praetorship.

In Gratianus’ retirement, Roman Emperor Constantius II (reigned 337-360) confiscated all of his estates because of his suspected support of Roman usurper Magnentius. Gratianus was kept in high regard with fellow soldiers due to his popularity within the army; this could have contributed to the elevation of his sons and his descendants in becoming Roman Emperors. When Valens became Emperor, the Roman Senate in Constantinople decreed a brass statue of him.

Sources

   * http://www.roman-emperors.org/vali.htm
   * http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/1409.html
   * Rodgers,N.,The History and Conquests of Ancient Rome,Hermes House,2005.

-------------------- Föddes 290 i Pannonien , Imperio Romano, och dog 367 i Imperio Romano.

-------------------- Former rope salesman became Roman soldier; sons became Roman Emperors.

ak Gratianus Funarius

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

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Gratian was born in 0300 Tribune Gratian of Rome

There is a listin for him to do the son of Geata / Jat who is to be the son of Taetw / Tecti

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Gratian the Elder

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Gratian from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum "Gratianus Funarius, also known as Gratianus Major (Major Latin for the elder), also known as Gratian the Elder, was a soldier of the Roman Empire who flourished in the 4th century. He is called Gratian the Elder, to distinguish himself from his grandson the Roman Emperor Gratian.

[edit] Origins

Gratianus originated from an obscure Christian family from the town of Cibalae or Cibalis, Southern Pannonia (modern Vinkovci, Croatia). There Gratianus seems to have married a local woman, and they had two sons Flavius Valentinianus (321-375) and Flavius Iulius (Julius) Valens (328-378). His first son would become Roman Emperor of the West and his second son would become Roman Emperor of the East.

Gratianus obtained the cognomen Funarius, which means ‘the rope-man’, because prior to his military career, Gratianus was a rope salesman. On one occasion, he successfully resisted the efforts of five soldiers to wrestle him. That occasion inspired Gratianus to enlist in the Roman Army.

[edit] Military & Political Career

Gratianus was renowned for his strength and his wrestling skills, and had an illustrious army career. He rose from Staff Officer to be promoted to Military Tribune and became a Comes Africae. In the 340s, Gratianus was sent to Britannia and was given the title Comes Britanniarum. He commanded a field army (comitatenses). The crisis that precipitated this is not known, however.

After his army career ended, Gratianus returned to his birthplace and lived as a private citizen who had earned a good reputation from his military career. Gratianus could have earned the praetorship.

In Gratianus’ retirement, Roman Emperor Constantius II (reigned 337-360) confiscated all of his estates because of his suspected support of Roman usurper Magnentius. Gratianus was kept in high regard with fellow soldiers due to his popularity within the army; this could have contributed to the elevation of his sons and his descendants in becoming Roman Emperors. When Valens became Emperor, the Roman Senate in Constantinople decreed a brass statue of him. His son became emperor on February 26, 364.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratian_the_Elder -------------------- Reference: http://familytrees.genopro.com/318186/jarleslekt/default.htm?page=toc_families.htm -------------------- Gratianus Funarius, also known as Gratianus Major (Major Latin for the elder), also known as Gratian the Elder, who was a soldier of the Roman Empire who flourished in the 4th century. He is called Gratian the Elder, to distinguish himself from his grandson the Roman Emperor Gratian.

Gratianus originated from an obscure Christian family from the town Cibalae or Cibalis, Southern Pannonia (modern Vinkovci, Croatia). There Gratianus seems to have married a local woman and they had two sons Flavius Valentinianus (321-375) and Flavius Iulius (Julius) Valens (328-378). His first son would become Roman Emperor of the West and his second son would become Roman Emperor of the East.

Gratianus obtain the cognomen Funarius, which means ‘the rope-man’, because prior to his military career, Gratianus was a Rope Salesman. On one occasion, he successfully resisted the efforts of five soldiers to wrestle him. From that occasion, it inspired Gratianus to enlist in the Roman Army.

Gratianus was renowned for the strength, his wrestling skills and had an illustrious army career. He rose from Staff Officer to be promoted to Military Tribune and became a Comes Africae. In the 340s, Gratianus was sent to Britannia and was given the title Comes Britanniarum. He commanded a field army (comitatus). The crisis that precipitated this is not known however.

After his army career ended, Gratianus returned to his birthplace and lived as a private citizen who had earned a good reputation from his military career. Gratianus could have earned the praetorship.

In Gratianus’ retirement, Roman Emperor Constantius II (reigned 337-360) confiscated all of his estates because of his suspected support of Roman usurper Magnentius. Gratianus was kept in high regard with fellow soldiers and due his to popularity within the army; this could have contributed to the elevation of his sons and his descendants in becoming Roman Emperors. When Valens became Emperor, the Roman Senate in Constantinople decreed a brass statue of him. -------------------- Gratianus Funarius, also known as Gratianus Major (Major Latin for the elder), also known as Gratian the Elder, was a soldier of the Roman Empire who flourished in the 4th century. He is called Gratian the Elder, to distinguish himself from his grandson the Roman Emperor Gratian.

[edit]Origins

Gratianus originated from an obscure Christian family from the town of Cibalae or Cibalis, Southern Pannonia (modern Vinkovci, Croatia). There Gratianus seems to have married a local woman, and they had two sons Flavius Valentinianus (321-375) and Flavius Iulius (Julius) Valens (328-378). His first son would become Roman Emperor of the West and his second son would become Roman Emperor of the East.

Gratianus obtained the cognomen Funarius, which means ‘the rope-man’, because prior to his military career, Gratianus was a rope salesman. On one occasion, he successfully resisted the efforts of five soldiers to wrestle him. That occasion inspired Gratianus to enlist in the Roman Army.

[edit]Military & Political Career

Gratianus was renowned for his strength and his wrestling skills, and had an illustrious army career. He rose from Staff Officer to be promoted to Military Tribune and became a Comes Africae. In the 340s, Gratianus was sent to Britannia and was given the title Comes Britanniarum. He commanded a field army (comitatenses). The crisis that precipitated this is not known, however.

After his army career ended, Gratianus returned to his birthplace and lived as a private citizen who had earned a good reputation from his military career. Gratianus could have earned the praetorship.

In Gratianus’ retirement, Roman Emperor Constantius II (reigned 337-360) confiscated all of his estates because of his suspected support of Roman usurper Magnentius. Gratianus was kept in high regard with fellow soldiers due to his popularity within the army; this could have contributed to the elevation of his sons and his descendants in becoming Roman Emperors. When Valens became Emperor, the Roman Senate in Constantinople decreed a brass statue of him. His son became emperor on February 26, 364. --------------------

Gratian was born in 0300 Tribune Gratian of Rome

There is a listin for him to do the son of Geata / Jat who is to be the son of Taetw / Tecti

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Gratian the Elder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search


Gratian from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum "Gratianus Funarius, also known as Gratianus Major (Major Latin for the elder), also known as Gratian the Elder, was a soldier of the Roman Empire who flourished in the 4th century. He is called Gratian the Elder, to distinguish himself from his grandson the Roman Emperor Gratian.

[edit] Origins

Gratianus originated from an obscure Christian family from the town of Cibalae or Cibalis, Southern Pannonia (modern Vinkovci, Croatia). There Gratianus seems to have married a local woman, and they had two sons Flavius Valentinianus (321-375) and Flavius Iulius (Julius) Valens (328-378). His first son would become Roman Emperor of the West and his second son would become Roman Emperor of the East.

Gratianus obtained the cognomen Funarius, which means ‘the rope-man’, because prior to his military career, Gratianus was a rope salesman. On one occasion, he successfully resisted the efforts of five soldiers to wrestle him. That occasion inspired Gratianus to enlist in the Roman Army.

[edit] Military & Political Career

Gratianus was renowned for his strength and his wrestling skills, and had an illustrious army career. He rose from Staff Officer to be promoted to Military Tribune and became a Comes Africae. In the 340s, Gratianus was sent to Britannia and was given the title Comes Britanniarum. He commanded a field army (comitatenses). The crisis that precipitated this is not known, however.

After his army career ended, Gratianus returned to his birthplace and lived as a private citizen who had earned a good reputation from his military career. Gratianus could have earned the praetorship.

In Gratianus’ retirement, Roman Emperor Constantius II (reigned 337-360) confiscated all of his estates because of his suspected support of Roman usurper Magnentius. Gratianus was kept in high regard with fellow soldiers due to his popularity within the army; this could have contributed to the elevation of his sons and his descendants in becoming Roman Emperors. When Valens became Emperor, the Roman Senate in Constantinople decreed a brass statue of him. His son became emperor on February 26, 364.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratian_the_Elder -------------------- Empereur Romain d'Orient -

Romeinse Keizer van het Oosten -

Roman Emperor of the East -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratian_the_Elder

Gratianus Funarius, also known as Gratianus the Elder or Gratianus Major (Major is Latin for the elder), was an Illyrian soldier of the Roman Empire who flourished in the 4th century. He is called Gratian the Elder, to distinguish himself from his grandson the Roman Emperor Gratian.

After his army career ended, Gratianus returned to his birthplace and lived as a private citizen who had earned a good reputation from his military career. Gratianus could have earned the praetorship.

In Gratianus’ retirement, Roman Emperor Constantius II (reigned 337-360) confiscated all of his estates because of his suspected support of Roman usurper Magnentius. Gratianus was kept in high regard with fellow soldiers due to his popularity within the army; this could have contributed to the elevation of his sons and his descendants in becoming Roman Emperors. When Valens became Emperor, the Roman Senate in Constantinople decreed a brass statue of him. His son became emperor on February 26, 364.

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Gratian "the Elder", comes Britanniarum's Timeline

295
295
Cibalae or Cibalis, Pannonia (modern Vinkovci, Croatia).
321
321
Age 26
Cibalae - now Vinkovci, Pannonia, Roman Empire - now Croatia
328
328
Age 33
Cibalae Pannonia,
367
367
Age 72
Romano, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
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