Nepotianus (magister militiae)

Nepotianus
Nepotianus (died 465) was a general of the Western Roman Empire.wikipedia
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Julius Nepos

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Nepotianus married the sister of Marcellinus, the semi-independent ruler of Dalmatia; Julius Nepos, last Western Roman Emperor, might have been their son and did at some point succeed Nepotianus as ruler of Dalmatia.
Historians claim that Julius Nepos was son of the comes Nepotianus, a general (magister utriusque militiae) who served the Western Roman Empire between 458 and 461 during the reign of Majorian.

Majorian

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In 458 he was comes et magister utriusque militiae and together with Aegidius, he commanded the army of the Western Emperor, Majorian.
The Emperor personally led the army, leaving Ricimer in Italy and choosing Aegidius and the magister militiae Nepotianus as collaborators.

Sunieric

In 459, some envoys of Nepotianus and of the gothic comes Sunieric arrived in Gallaecia to announce the victory of Majorian and the treaty between the Romans and the Visigoths.
Elevated to the rank of comes rei militaris in the same year, together with general Nepotianus, comes et magister utriusque militiae of Emperor Majorian, he sent messengers in Gallaecia to inform about the alliance between the Visigoths and the Empire.

Western Roman Empire

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Nepotianus (died 465) was a general of the Western Roman Empire.

Marcellinus (magister militum)

Marcellinus
Nepotianus married the sister of Marcellinus, the semi-independent ruler of Dalmatia; Julius Nepos, last Western Roman Emperor, might have been their son and did at some point succeed Nepotianus as ruler of Dalmatia.

Roman emperor

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Nepotianus married the sister of Marcellinus, the semi-independent ruler of Dalmatia; Julius Nepos, last Western Roman Emperor, might have been their son and did at some point succeed Nepotianus as ruler of Dalmatia.

Aegidius

In 458 he was comes et magister utriusque militiae and together with Aegidius, he commanded the army of the Western Emperor, Majorian.

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In 458 he was comes et magister utriusque militiae and together with Aegidius, he commanded the army of the Western Emperor, Majorian.

Visigoths

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That same year Majorian started a military campaign to re-conquer Gaul; the army, reinforced by some barbarian mercenaries, dislodged the Visigoths of Theodoric II from Arelate and obliged them to return to their condition of foederati.

Theodoric II

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That same year Majorian started a military campaign to re-conquer Gaul; the army, reinforced by some barbarian mercenaries, dislodged the Visigoths of Theodoric II from Arelate and obliged them to return to their condition of foederati.

Arles

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That same year Majorian started a military campaign to re-conquer Gaul; the army, reinforced by some barbarian mercenaries, dislodged the Visigoths of Theodoric II from Arelate and obliged them to return to their condition of foederati.

Foederati

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That same year Majorian started a military campaign to re-conquer Gaul; the army, reinforced by some barbarian mercenaries, dislodged the Visigoths of Theodoric II from Arelate and obliged them to return to their condition of foederati.

Rhône

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With the help of his new foederati, Majorian entered in the Rhone Valley, conquering its populations "some by arms and some by diplomacy".

Burgundians

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He defeated the Burgundians and besieged and conquered the city of Lugdunum: the rebel city was heavily fined, while the Bagaudae were forced to join the Empire.

Lugdunum

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He defeated the Burgundians and besieged and conquered the city of Lugdunum: the rebel city was heavily fined, while the Bagaudae were forced to join the Empire.

Bagaudae

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He defeated the Burgundians and besieged and conquered the city of Lugdunum: the rebel city was heavily fined, while the Bagaudae were forced to join the Empire.

Gallaecia

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In 459, some envoys of Nepotianus and of the gothic comes Sunieric arrived in Gallaecia to announce the victory of Majorian and the treaty between the Romans and the Visigoths.

Suebi

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In May 460, Nepotianus and Sunieric led some troops in a joint attack with Theodoric to the Suebi: Nepotianus moved to Gallaecia and attacked the Suebic army, defeating it near Lucus Augusti.

Lugo

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In May 460, Nepotianus and Sunieric led some troops in a joint attack with Theodoric to the Suebi: Nepotianus moved to Gallaecia and attacked the Suebic army, defeating it near Lucus Augusti.

Ricimer

Flavius Ricimer
At the beginning of the 460s, Nepotianus was deposed by order of Theodoric II, maybe because he opposed the powerful magister militum Ricimer, and was substituted by Arborius.

A. H. M. Jones

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Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, "Nepotianus 2", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, volume 1, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN: 0-521-07233-6, p. 778.

John Morris (historian)

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Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, "Nepotianus 2", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, volume 1, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN: 0-521-07233-6, p. 778.

Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire

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Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, "Nepotianus 2", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, volume 1, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN: 0-521-07233-6, p. 778.

460

Majorian invades Hispania; his generals Nepotianus and Sunieric lead a Visigoth army into Gallaecia. The Suebi are defeated and Lusitania (modern Portugal) is conquered.

Nepotianus (disambiguation)

Nepotianus (magister militiae), Roman general of the 5th century;