d. 388, Roman emperor of the West (383388). After his followers murdered
Gratian, he was recognized as ruler of Britain, Gaul, and Spain by
Theodosius I. He invaded Italy in 387, expelling
Valentinian II, but the following year he was defeated and put to death by
Theodosius. In the reign of Maximus the heresy of Priscillian was suppressed.
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001. SOURCE