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Valeria Maximilla

Birthplace: Europe?
Death: Europe?
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Daughter of Galerius, Roman Emperor and NN First Wife
Wife of Maxentius, Western Roman Emperor
Mother of Valerius Romulus and Aurelius Valerius

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About Valeria Maximilla

Valeria Maximilla Princess of the East

Father GALERIUS Emperor of the East

Mother Valeria Princess of the East

Marriage Abt. 305 - MAXENTIUS Emperor of the West

Children -

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Valeria Maximilla

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Valeria Maximilla was the Empress of Rome and wife of Emperor Maxentius.

She was the daughter of Emperor Galerius and his first wife whose name is unknown. She married Maxentius around 293 and bore him two sons. The eldest, Valerius Romulus, was born c. 294, the other son's name is not recorded, possibly ... Aurelius Valerius, executed in 312. As an emperor's daughter, she was entitled nobilissima femina.

Her husband was acclaimed emperor in October 306 against the wishes of Valeria Maximilla's father who tried to overthrow the usurper in 307 but without success. Maxentius remained the ruler of Rome, Italy and Africa until 312. Valeria's son, Romulus died in 309. In 312 Constantine I invaded Italy. Valeria and her husband were together before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge when she disappears from the historical record. Her fate is unknown.

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