Today in Ancient History
: On this day in Ancient History, in A.D. 419, the future Roman Emperor Valentinian III
was born in Ravenna, the capital of the Western Empire [see Rome
]. The most noteworthy event in his life was the invasion of Africa by the Vandals
. Valentinian was only 10 at the time, but he'd already been emperor for a few years. Valentinian's life was dominated by two major figures, his mother Galla Placidia
, and his Master of the Soldiers, Aetius
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