Theodosius II

401 - 450

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Theodosius II (Greek: Θεοδόσιος Theodosios; 10 April 401 – 28 July 450), commonly called Theodosius the Younger, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodosius II has received more than 682,998 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Theodosius II is the 353rd most popular politician (up from 407th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 70th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Turkish Politician.

Theodosius II is most famous for being the emperor of the Roman Empire from 408 to 450 CE. He was the last emperor to rule over both the eastern and western halves of the empire.

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Among politicians, Theodosius II ranks 353 out of 15,710Before him are Barack Obama, Goliath, Liu Bei, Cambyses II, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Caesarion. After him are Henry VI of England, Erich Honecker, Helmut Kohl, Park Chung-hee, Philip III of Spain, and Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 401, Theodosius II ranks 1After him are Leo I the Thracian, Aelia Eudocia, Emperor Ankō, Stobaeus, Buddhaghosa, Barsanuphius, Hilary of Arles, and Nechtan Morbet. Among people deceased in 450, Theodosius II ranks 1After him are Galla Placidia, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Julia of Corsica, Peter Chrysologus, Sozomen, and Vincent of Lérins.

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Among people born in Turkey, Theodosius II ranks 55 out of 1,128Before him are Aristotle Onassis (1906), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Hipparchus (-190), and Mahidevran (1500). After him are Abdulmejid I (1823), Ertuğrul (1198), Alp Arslan (1029), Priam (null), Selim III (1761), and Abdul Hamid I (1725).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Theodosius II ranks 31Before him are Julian (331), Croesus (-596), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), and Mahidevran (1500). After him are Abdulmejid I (1823), Ertuğrul (1198), Alp Arslan (1029), Priam (null), Selim III (1761), and Abdul Hamid I (1725).