Julian (c.331-363) was a Roman emperor, called the Apostate.
Born in Constantinople, the nephew of Constantine the Great, he was brought up as a Christian but early in life became a convert to paganism. Sent by Constantius to govern Gaul in 355, he was proclaimed emperor by his troops in 360, and in 361 was marching on Constantinople when Constantius' death allowed a peaceful succession.
He revived pagan worship and refused to persecute heretics. He was killed in battle against the Persians.
Why is Julian the Apostate famous?
Julian the Apostate was Roman Emperor from 361 to 363.