Maximus, Magnus Clemens
Maximus, Magnus Clemens, d. 388, Roman emperor of the West (383–388). After his followers murdered Gratian , he was recognized as ruler of Britain, Gaul, and Spain by Theodosius I . He invaded Italy in 387, expelling Valentinian II , but the following year he was defeated and put to death by Theodosius. In the reign of Maximus the heresy of Priscillian was suppressed.
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