Constantius II (337 - 361CE)

Constantius II (22 May 337 - 3 November 361CE). Flavius Julius Constantius was the second son of Constantine and Fausta. He became Augustus together with his brothers Constantine II and Constans upon his father's death on May 22, 337. Constantius' brothers fought over control of the western provinces in 340. Constantine II died and left Constans as sole ruler of the west until he was assassinated by the usurper Magnentius in 350. Magnentius committed suicide after losing battles against Constantius leaving Constantius as the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. He became ill and died late in 361 naming Julian as his successor.