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  Roman Emperors DIR Heraclonas
Constans II, son of Heraclius Constantine and Gregoria, was born in Constantinople on November 7, 630.
Constans' body was eventually returned to Constantinople, perhaps by his son Constantine IV, for burial in the Church of the Holy Apostles.
With the assassination of Constans II at the age of thirty-seven, Constantine IV became emperor.
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  Constans II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constans Heraclius, known in English as Constans II and called Pogonatus, meaning the Bearded, (November 7, 630–September 15, 668) was Byzantine emperor from 641 to 668.
Constans was the son of Constantine III, and due to the rumours that Heraclonas and Martina had poisoned Constantine III he was named co-emperor in 641.
Constans sent a fleet to attack the Arabs at Finike in 655, but was defeated: 500 Byzantine ships were destroyed in the battle, and the emperor himself risked to be killed.
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 CONSTANS II. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
(Constans Pogonatus), 630–68, Byzantine emperor (641–68), son and successor of Constantine III and grandson of Heraclius I. Early in his reign Armenia and Asia Minor were invaded by the Muslims, who challenged Byzantine supremacy at sea, took Cyprus, and threatened Sicily and Constantinople.
Constans campaigned (658) in the Balkans against the Slavs, and in 662 he moved to Italy, with the purpose of establishing his capital at Rome, but fought with little result against the Lombards and finally settled (663) at Syracuse.
Constans extended the administrative reorganization of the empire begun by Heraclius.
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 Constans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constans was the third and youngest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta, Constantine's second wife.
Constantine II attempted to take advantage of his youth and inexperience by invading Italy in 340, but Constans defeated Constantine II at Aquileia, where the older brother died.
Constans lacked any support beyond his immediate household, and was forced to flee for his life.
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After the death of their father on the 22nd of May 337 Constans and his two brothers (Constantine II and Constantius II) slaughtered almost all of their relatives, because they were considered potential traitors and threats to the new emperors.
Constans was briefly engaged to Olympias, the daughter of a Praetorian Prefect but the marriage was continually postponed for political reasons and also because of his homosexual activities.
Constans was caught unaware (while on a hunting expedition) and took refuge in a temple at the town of Helena at the base of the Pyrenees but was put to death by a band of Magnentius' assassins who dragged him from the temple and killed him on the spot.
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 Constans articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Constans II CONSTANS II [Constans II] (Constans Pogonatus), 630-68, Byzantine emperor (641-68), son and successor of Constantine III and grandson of Heraclius I. Early in his reign Armenia and Asia Minor were invaded by the Muslims, who challenged Byzantine supremacy at sea, took Cyprus, and threatened Sicily
Constantius II CONSTANTIUS II [Constantius II] 317-61, Roman emperor, son of Constantine I. When the empire was divided (337) at the death of Constantine, Constantius II was given rule over Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt, while his brothers, Constans I and Constantine II, received other portions.
Constantine II CONSTANTINE II [Constantine II] 316-40, Roman emperor, son of Constantine I. When the empire was divided at the death (337) of Constantine I, among the brothers Constantius II, Constans I, and Constantine II, Constantine II received Britain, Gaul, and Spain.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 828 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
CONSTANS I., FLA'VIUS JU'LIUS, the youngest of the three sons of Constantine the Great and Fausta, was at an early age appointed by his father governor of Western Illyricum, Italy, and Africa, countries which he subsequently received as his portion upon the division of the empire in A. d.
While the finest provinces of the East thus became a prey to the khalifs, the emperor was giving all his attention towards the protection of monothelism, to which sect he was addicted, and the persecution of the orthodox catholic faith.
Unable to finish the religious con­test by reasonable means, Constans issued an edict by which he prohibited all discussions on religious subjects, hoping thus to establish monothelism by oppressive measures.
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 The Collapse
From the outset Constantius was thoroughly occupied in coping with the activities of the Persian King Sapor II.
Valentinian II On Valentinian's death, his elder son Gratian was at once recognized as his successor.
Theodosius' cautious policy was blown to the winds, Maximus was promptly wiped out and Valentinian II was restored to the empire of the west, where on his mother's death, he fell completely under the influence of the orthodox part (AD 388).
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 837 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
ii., Zosimus is a violent antagonist of Constantine ; Zonar.
Advised by his rapacious treasurer, Philagrius, he sacrilegiously ordered the grave of his father to be robbed of a golden crown of seventy pounds' weight, which stuck so fast to the head of the dead emperor, that the corpse was mutilated in removing the crown from it.
Constans having lost his life by assassination at Syracuse, his murderers, who seemed to have had great power, and who were assisted by the Greek army stationed in Sicily, chose as emperor one Mizizus, Mecentius, or Mezzetius, an Armenian.
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Constans was given control of the central section of the empire including Italy and Africa.
Constans, who was upset about his small share of the empire, was given control of the Balkan provinces, including Constantinople, after a meeting of the brothers in the year 338.
Constans sent a group of soldiers to deal with the conflict in Italy while he remained in the east.
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 Coins of Constantine II, Constantius II & Constans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Constans was only 10 when proclaimed Caesar by his father on Christmas of 333, and was placed as ruler of Italy in 335.
Constans was baptised in 337, and was firmly orthodox (Catholic).
Constans was the last legitimate emperor to visit Britain, in 343 to battle the Picts and Scots.
www.ruark.org /coins/Roman/6Constantinian/Consxx.html   (1008 words) Constantine II & Constans
Constantine II, eldest son of Constantine and Fausta, was made Caesar in 317.
Constans, youngest son of Constantine, became Caesar in 333 and received Italy, Africa and the Balkans as his share of the empire.
Constans then ruled half the empire for the next decade, visiting Britain in 343, but in 350, while enjoying a hunting expedition, he was overthrown by his general Magnentius.
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 Constans - TheBestLinks.com - Constantius II, Constantine II (emperor), Constantine I (emperor), English Channel, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Constans - TheBestLinks.com - Constantius II, Constantine II (emperor), Constantine I (emperor), English Channel,...
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Constans was the youngest son of Constantine I the Great and Fausta, Constantine's second wife.
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 Constans II - Byzantine Coinage - WildWinds.com
Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, & Tiberius, AV Solidus.
Constans II: AE 40 nummi / follis of Constantinople.
Constans & Constantine IV standing facing, crowned; Constans wears military attire, and holds long cross; his son wears chlamys and holds globe cross / large M between standing rulers.
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 Constans II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Constans sent a fleet to attack the Arabs at Finike in 655[For more info, click on this link], EHandler: no quick summary.
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 ST. VITALIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He sent letters to the Emperor Constans II and to Peter, patriarch of Constantinople.
Constans seized all the bronze he could lay hands on, taking even the bronze tiles from the famous Pantheon, now St. Mary of the Martyrs.
Unable to cope with the Lombards, Constans withdrew to Sicily.
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 7th Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He was prohibited by emperor Constans II to deal with theological questions.
Afterwards Constans died and Vitalian succeeded in establishing a good relationship with his son Constantine so there was peace between Rome and Constantinople.
He had an intense conflict with the new emperor Justinian II who had a council convened without inviting the pope and who had submitted to him for his approval the conclusions.
www.italycyberguide.com /History/popes/7th.htm   (643 words)

 Constans II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Constans II Constans II Not to be confused with the better known "Constans II" of the Byzantine period, Constans was the son of usurper Constantine III who rebelled against Honorius from his base in Britain.
Constans, whose real name prior to accession is unknown, was sent to Spain to quell a loyalist revolt.
While the revolt was suppressed in short order, Constans left the independent-minded Gerontius in charge of the region before returning to Gaul.
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Constans stopped in Sicily, where he cruelly oppressed the population, and was assassinated at Syracuse in 668.
The Emperor Constans II sided with the archbishop, issued an edict removing the Archbishop of Ravenna from the patriarchal jurisdiction of Rome, and ordained that the former should receive the pallium from the emperor.
It was not until the reign of Pope Leo II (682-83) that the independence of the See of Ravenna was suppressed: Emperor Constantine IV repealed the edict of Constans and confirmed the ancient rights of the Roman See over the See of Ravenna.
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 Byzantine Coins December 1998 Coins of the Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
An extremely rare solidus of Constans II (641 - 668) that is proposed to be struck in Cherson.
During the reigns of Heraclius, Constans II and Constantine IV there were many pieces with different identification marks at the end of CONOB, in the reverse fields or at the end of the reverse legends.
Hahn attributes two pieces of Heraclius and three of Constans II as being struck from Cherson by having the terminal X at the end of the reverse legend.
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 What, If Anything, Is A Byzantine?
Heraclius' descendants, including Constans II, were probably slow to abandon Latin titles partly in tribute to their own family heritage.
Constans II actually considered moving the Imperial capital from Constantinople to Syracuse in Sicily.
Constans II suffered an untimely death, which prevented the fruition of his plans.
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 Ammianus Marcellinus about Constantius II -- The Ammianus Marcellinus Online Project
Constantius II was made Ceasar in 324 AD by his father Constantine the Great.
Together with his brothers Constans I and Constantine II he became the successor of his father after a thorough family-assassination which only his cousins Julian and Gallus survived.
After Constantius II became sole ruler of the Roman empire (350), he had to divide his troops, and therefore, his attention to several parts of this vast empire.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In the ninth-century chronicle of Theophanes Confessor we read that in 657-658, Constans II, then emperor of Byzantium, made an expedition "into Sclavinia, and he took many prisoners and subdued the land." [12] Elsewhere and in another connection Theophanes speaks of Sclavinias, [13] presumably regions of the empire inhabited by Slavs.
Now, in the case of the Sclavinia conquered by Constans II there is no such evidence, as Professor Setton himself admits when he writes: [14] 'M. Bréhier states, simply and truly, "On ignore dans quelle région eut lieu cette expedition.
As to the coins belonging to the reign of Constans II which one has found in Corinth, they should be associated with the voyage which that emperor made to Sicily during which he is known to have stopped at Athens and probably also at Corinth.
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The Lateran Synod of 649, censored the "Ekthesis" of Heraclius and the "Typos" of Constans II.
The Typos, of Emperor Constans II simply forbade any further discussion or writings about the natures of Christ.
Emperor Constans II was infuriated with the results of the synod and sought to have Martin killed, but Olympius, the man sent to assassinate him, was converted instead.
www.christdesert.org /public_graphics/martyrology/names/m/martin_i_pope.txt   (404 words)

 Byzantine History - Constans II - History for Kids!
Constans II and Constantine II Heraclius' sons Heraclonas and Heraclius Constantine succeeded him when he died in 641 AD.
Constans used the time to fight back the Slavs in Greece, Serbia, and Bosnia, and he was more successful there.
The rebellion was soon put down, and Constans' son Constantine IV became emperor.
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