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Roman empress
Bornc. 252
Syria, Roman Province of Syria
Died8 September 325
Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
SpouseAfranius Hannibalianus (disputed)
Emperor Maximian

Eutropia (died after 325), a woman of Syrian origin,[citation needed] was the wife of Emperor Maximian.

Marriage to Maximian and their children

In the late 3rd century, she married Maximian, though the exact date of this marriage is uncertain. By Maximian, she had two children, a boy, Maxentius (c. 280–312), who was Western Roman Emperor from 306 to 312 and a girl, Fausta (c. 290), who was wife of Constantine the Great, and mother of six children by him, including the Augusti Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans.

Another daughter?

There is some doubt as to whether Flavia Maximiana Theodora, who married Constantius I Chlorus, was a daughter of Eutropia by an earlier husband, Afranius Hannibalianus[1] or whether she was a daughter of Maximian by an earlier anonymous wife.[2]


  1. ^ Aurelius Victor, Epitome de Caesaribus 39.25; Eutropius, Breviaria 9.22; Jerome, Chronicle 225g; Epitome de Caesaribus 39.2, 40.12, quoted in Timothy Barnes, New Empire, 33; Barnes, New Empire, 33.
  2. ^ Origo Constantini 2; Philostorgius, Historia Ecclesiastica 2.16a, quoted in Barnes, New Empire, 33. See also Panegyrici Latini 10(2)11.4.


Royal titles Preceded byPrisca Empress of Rome 286–305with Prisca (286–305) Succeeded byGaleria Valeria(wife of Galerius) Succeeded byFlavia Maximiana Theodora(wife of Constantius Chlorus) Preceded byCornelia Salonina Empress-Mother of Rome 306–312 Succeeded byMarina Severa