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Reign 19 January 383 – 1 May 408
Full name Flavius Arcadius
Born 1 January 377
Birthplace Hispania
Died 1 May 408 (aged 31)
Buried Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople
Predecessor Theodosius I
Successor Theodosius II
Consort to Aelia Eudoxia
  • Flacilla
  • Pulcheria
  • Arcadia
  • Theodosius II
  • Marina
Dynasty Theodosian
Father Theodosius I
Mother Aelia Flaccilla
Religious beliefs Nicene Christianity

Flavius Arcadius (Greek: Ἀρκάδιος Arkádios; 1 January 377 – 1 May 408) was Roman emperor from 383 to 408. He was the eldest son of the augustus Theodosius I (r. 379 – 395) and his first wife Aelia Flaccilla, and the brother of Honorius (r. 393 – 423). Arcadius ruled the eastern half of the empire from 395, when their father died, while Honorius ruled the west. A weak ruler, his reign was dominated by a series of powerful ministers and by his wife, Aelia Eudoxia.

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