Theodosius II

Theodosius II (Greek: Θεοδόσιος Theodósios; 10 April 401 – 28 July 450), commonly called Theodosius the Younger,[1] was Roman emperor for most of his life, proclaimed Augustus as an infant in 402 and ruling as the eastern Empire's sole emperor after the death of his father Arcadius in 408. His reign was marked by the promulgation of the Theodosian law code and the construction of the Theodosian Walls of Constantinople. He also presided over the outbreak of two great Christological controversies, Nestorianism and Eutychianism.

Theodosius II
Bust of Theodosius II in the Louvre
Roman emperor of the East
Reign10 January 402 – 28 July 450
PredecessorArcadius (until 1 May 408)
SuccessorMarcian
Western
emperors
Honorius (402–423)
Joannes (423–425)
Valentinian III (425–450)
Born10 April 401
Died28 July 450 (aged 49)
Burial
SpouseAelia Eudocia
IssueLicinia Eudoxia
Flaccilla
Arcadius (possibly)
Names
Theodosius
DynastyTheodosian
FatherArcadius
MotherAelia Eudoxia
ReligionNicene Christianity
Saint

Theodosius II
Emperor of the Roman Empire
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
Feast29 July