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The Successor Tetrarchs


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Flavius Valerius Severus

Caesar 305-306
Augustus 306-307

Constantius' Caesar, he became Augustus when Constantius died. After Maxentius seized power, Severus marched, but Maxentius bribed the troops and Severus was imprisoned and later executed.
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M. Aurelius Valerius Maxentius

Caesar 306-307
Augustus 307-312

Maximian's son, he had expected to become Caesar in 305. When this did not happen, He seized power in Rome, first as Caesar, then Augustus,  reigning until his death in battle against Constantine in 312.
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Galerius Valerius Maximinus

Caesar 305-309
Augustus 309-313

Galerius' son-in-law, and Caesar, he became Augustus in the East in 309. In 313 he invaded Licinius' territory, was defeated, and soon took his own life.
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Valerius Licinianus Licinius

Augustus 308-324

Augustus after the death of Constantius, he had to accept Constantine as Caesar, marrying Constantine's half-sister. Licinius overcame Maximinus to  control the eastern empire, which he ruled until Constantine overthrew him in 324.

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