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Magnus Decentius (died 18 August 353) was a usurper of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
against emperor Constantius II. American scholar Michael DiMaio speculates that Decentius possibly was the brother of Magnentius, who had revolted against Constantius on 18 January 350. Magnentius
Magnentius
elevated Decentius as Caesar by him that winter, to oversee the defence of Gaul
Gaul
and the Rhine
Rhine
frontier. He was appointed consul ordinarius in 352. When Magnentius
Magnentius
was defeated by Constantius at the Battle of Mons Seleucus and committed suicide, Decentius, who was leading reinforcements, hanged himself at Senonae. References[edit]

Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae, XVI, 12,4 DiMaio, Michael, " Magnentius
Magnentius
(350-353 A.D) and Decentius (351-353 A.D.)", De Imperatoribus Romanis site

External links[edit] Media related to Decentius at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Imp. Caesar Flavius Magnus Magnentius
Magnentius
Augustus, Gaiso Post consulatum Sergii et Nigriniani (East) Consul of the Roman Empire 352 with Paulus Imp. Caesar Flavius Iulius Constantius Augustus
Augustus
V Flavius Claudius
Claudius
Constantius Caesar Succeeded by Imp. Caesar Flavius Magnus Magnentius
Magnentius
Augustus
Augustus
II, Magnus Decentius Caesar II, Imp. Caesar Flavius Iulius Constantius Augustus
Augustus
VI, Flavius Claudius
Claudius
Constantius Caesar II

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