|Successor||Gratianus and Valentinianus II|
|Born||321, Cibalae, Dalmatia|
|Died||17 November 375 (aged 54), Brigetio, Pannonia Valeria|
|Spouse||Marina Severa Justina|
Valentinian became emperor after Jovian’s death.
He was a capable general and performed admirably on behalf of the empire given the advanced state of decay it was currently under.
To start things off he named his brother Valens co-emperor and was handed over the east half of the empire.
A couple of years later he named his young son Gratian co-ruler of the West as well in case anything happened while he was campaigning against the ever-present barbarians.
That something happened in 375 when he suffered a stroke after becoming angry at a group of barbarian peacemakers (presumably for offering unfavorable terms).