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Maxentius (306–312 CE)
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius (c. 283 – 28 October 312) was a Roman Emperor, who reigned from 306 until his death in 312. Despite ruling in Italy and North Africa, and having the recognition of the Senate in Rome, he was not recognized as a legitimate emperor by his fellow emperors.
He was the son of Maximian and the son-in-law of Emperor Galerius. The latter part of his reign was dominated by a civil war. He allied himself with with Maximinus against Licinius and Constantine. Eventually he was defeated at the Battle of the Milvan Bridge in 312, where Maxentius, with his army in flight, purportedly perished by drowning in the Tiber river.
Maxentius was the last emperor to permanently live in Rome. Whilst ruler, he was keen to restore and improve Rome including restoring temples such as The Temple of the Divine Romulus, which he dedicated to his deceased son.
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