Flavius Claudius Julian(us)

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Roman emperor, of the royal House of Constantine, born c.ad 332, proclaimed emperor in ad 355, who fought for four years against the Franks and Alamanni (ad 356–9). In ad 363, he invaded Persia and gained some successes, but was killed in battle. Unlike the other 4th‐century emperors, Julian was a pagan. He tried to promote pagan observances and was later nicknamed ‘the Apostate’.

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