Information about Emperor Marcian of the Eastern Roman Empire

Emperor Marcian of the Eastern Roman Empire (392 - 27 January 457)

Marcian (Latin: Flavius Marcianus Augustus; Greek; Μαρκιανός) was Eastern Roman Emperor from 450 to 457. Marcian's rule marked a recovery of the Eastern Empire, which the Emperor protected from external menaces and reformed economically and financially. On the other side, the isolationistic policies of Marcian left the Western Roman Empire without help against barbarian attacks, which materialized in the Italian campaigns of Attila and in the Vandal sack of Rome (455). The Eastern Orthodox Church recognizes Marcian as a saint for his role in convoking the Council of Chalcedon.

Emperor Marcian of the Eastern Roman Empire reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Flavius Marcianus Augustus (Emperor Marcian) Flag of Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) 450 27 January 457
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