Birth of Theodosius II, Only Son of Emperor Arcadius

Birth of Theodosius II, Only Son of Emperor Arcadius

Roman Emperor Theodosius II
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Theodosius II (Flavius Theodosius Junior Augustus) is born as the only son of Emperor Arcadius.

As emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (1 May 408 – 28 July 450) he will be responsible for collecting together the famous Theodosian law code as well as building the Theodosian walls of Constantinople.

Theodosius II will also have to deal with two important, early Christian heresies: Nestorianism and Eutychianism.

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