Conan Meriadoc

  • supp. fl. 4th century
  • Brittany, Rennes
Legendary leader of the earliest migrations of Britons to Brittany and a ‘founding father’ of Brittany in the historical scheme laid out by Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae and the texts that followed it.

See also: BrittanyBrittany
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Magnus MaximusMagnus Maximus
(fl. 330s–388, r. 383–388)
Macsen Wledig
Emperor in the western Roman empire. He was a Spanish general stationed in Britain before he was proclaimed emperor by his British troops, defeated Gratian, son of Valentinian I, in Gaul and usurped the Roman throne in 383. While Britain, Gaul, Spain and the province of Africa came under his control, his opponents launched counter-attacks and in 388, he was defeated and killed.
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