Galerius Valerius Maximinus, was the nephew of Galerius by a sister. Having entered the army, he rose to the highest rank in the service. Upon the abdication of Diocletian in 305, he was adopted by Galerius, and received the title of Caesar. In 308, Galerius gave him the title of Augustus ; and on the death of the latter in 311, Maximinus and Licinius divided the East between them. In 313 Maximinus attaked the dominions of Licinius but was defeated and died.

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