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Valerian Definition

Publius Licinius Valerianus: Roman emperor (253-260) He served as consul under Severus Alexander (r. 222-235). Later a commander on the upper Rhine, he supported the emperor Gallus (r. 251-253) in the conflict with a rival emperor but arrived with his legions too late to save Gallus from death at the hands of his own troops. Elected emperor by his soldiers (253), Valerian renewed the persecution of the Christians and executed Pope Sixtus II in 258. After appointing his son Publius Licinius Gallienus to rule the western part of the empire, he marched east to start a Persian invasion. At first successful, he was later defeated by the Persian king Shapour I and died 260 AD in captivity. (Wikipedia) - Valerian
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Valerian may refer to:

in plants:

  • Valerian (herb), a medicinal plant, Valeriana officinalis
  • Other plants in the genus Valeriana
  • Centranthus, a genus containing plants closely related to Valeriana

in persons:

  • Valerian (name), and persons with it
  • Valerian (emperor), Roman emperor from 253 to 259
  • Valerian of Abbenza (377–457), bishop of Abbenza
  • Saints Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus, Christian martyrs
  • An Archbishop of Aquileia, 369–388
  • A bishop of the Ancient Diocese of Auxerre

in other uses:

  • Valérian and Laureline, a comics series
  • Gary Numan, a musician
  • A race in the Star Trek universe, see Dramatis Personae (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

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