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Information about reign: Flavius Iovianus Augustus (Emperor Jovian)

CountryEastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire)
From27 June 363
To17 February 364
Personal InformationEmperor Jovian of the Roman Empire (331 - 364)
Description

Jovian (Latin: Flavius Iovianus Augustus) was Roman Emperor from 363 to 364. Upon the death of emperor Julian the Apostate during his campaign against the Sassanid Empire, Jovian was hastily declared emperor by his soldiers. He sought peace with the Persians on humiliating terms and reestablished Christianity as the state church. His reign lasted only eight months.