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Flavius Valerius Severus

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Flavius Valerius Severus as caesar.

Flavius Valerius Severus (d. 16 September, 307) was a Western Roman Emperor.

He was a soldier from the Illyrian provinces before his associate Galerius requested that Maximian appoint him Caesar (vice emperor) of the Western Roman Empire in 305. He thus served as a junior partner to Constantius Chlorus Augustus of the Western Roman Empire.

On the death of Constantius Chlorus in 306, Severus was promoted to Augustus by Galerius himself. When Maxentius, the son of the retired emperor Maximian, revolted at Rome, Galerius sent him to suppress the rebellion, but the walls of Rome and the desertion of his own men forced him to retreat to Ravenna, where Maximian convinced Severus to abdicate and surrender himself to the rebels.

When Galerius himself invaded Italy in 307 to suppress both Maxentius and his father, Maxentius treacherously had Severus killed at Tres Tabernae.de:Flavius Valerius Severus fr:Sévère pl:Sewer II sv:Severus II

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