Marcian

Marcian

[mahr-shuhn]
noun
a.d. 392?–457, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 450–457.
Also, Marcianus [mahr-shee-ey-nuhs, mahr-see‐] .
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Eastern Roman emperor from 450 to 457, the last ruler of the dynasty begun by the emperor Theodosius I (died 395). His relatively peaceful reign, which was later viewed as a golden age in the Eastern Roman Empire, provided a marked contrast to the violence that was destroying the Western Empire.

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