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Galla Placidia (c.393-450): empress of the West-Roman empire (423-437).
- father: Theodosius I
- mother: Galla
- first husband: Athaulfus
- son: Theodosius (died in infancy)
- second husband: Constantius III
- children: Justa Grata Honoria, Valentinian III
- educated by Serena, wife of Stilicho
- 408: taken captive by the Visigoths of king Alaric
- 410: Visigoths sack Rome; death of Alaric, who is succeeded by Athaulf
- 414: princess Galla Placidia is forced to marry king Athaulf
- 415: death of their new-born son Theodosius, and his father
- 416: Visigoths and Romans conclude a treaty; Galla Placidia, now widow, returns to the imperial court
- 417: Her half-brother, the emperor Honorius, marries her to general commander Constantius, who is recognized as emperor (Constantius III) in 421. Galla Placidia is called Augusta. Constantius soon dies
- 423: Galla Placidia is exiled to Rome, but she and her young son Valentinian move to Constantinople; Valentinian engaged to Eudoxia III (daughter of Theodosius II); death of Honorius, usurpation of Johannes; Theodosius II immediately recognizes Valentinian as emperor in the west
- 425: Johannes killed by East-Roman troops; he is succeeded by Valentinian as emperor, but Galla Placidia is the real ruler in the western half of the Roman empire
- 437: Valentinian marries Eudoxia; Galla Placidia retires
- 27 November 450: Galla Placidia dies
Buildings: The name of Galla Placidia is connected to a mausoleum in Ravenna, which is, however, not her resting place.