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Fausta


Bust of Fausta. Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
Fausta  (Louvre, Paris)
Fausta (c.290-326): name of a Roman empress, wife of Constantine I the Great.

Life

  • Born in c. 290 as daughter of the emperor Maximianus and Eutropia; her brother his Maxentius
  • Summer 307 Marriage to Constantine the Great
  • 312 Constantine defeats Maxentius, becomes sole ruler in the West
  • 316 Birth of Constantinus II
  • 317 Birth of Constantius II
  • 320 or 323 Birth of Constans
  • c.320 Birth of Constantina
  • Un known moment: Birth of Helena
  • 324 Constantine defeats Licinius, sole ruler of the Roman Empire
  • 325 Fausta proclaimed Augusta
  • Summer 326 Fausta executed on a charge of adultery
  • Damnatio memoriae
  • Constantius II reburies Fausta next to Constantine

See also: Fausta's Fresco
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