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People/Characters: Magnus Maximus

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All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To by Stuart Laycock
Cof cenedl XV by Geraint H. Jenkinsas Macsen Wledig
The settlements of the Celtic saints in Wales by E. G. Bowenalso as Maxen Wledig
Wales: History of a Nation by David Ross

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Magnus Maximus (Latin: Flavius Clemens Magnus Maximus Augustus; Welsh: Macsen Wledig) (c.335-28 August 388), also known as Maximianus (not to be confused with the emperor Maximian), was Western Roman Emperor, 383-388.

In 383 as commander of Britain, he usurped the throne against emperor Gratian; and through negotiation with emperor Theodosius I the following year he was made emperor in Britannia and Gaul – while Gratian's brother Valentinian II retained Italy, Pannonia, Hispania, and Africa. In 387 Maximus' ambitions led him to invade Italy, resulting in his defeat by Theodosius I at the Battle of the Save in 388. In the view of some historians his death marked the end of direct imperial presence in Northern Gaul and Britain.

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