Marcian was born in 392 A.D. and died #onthisday 27th January 457 A.D. he was a Eastern Roman Emperor from 450-457 A.D. His rule was seen as a mark of recovery of the Eastern Roman Empire, with the Emperor he was able to protect the external problems and able to reform the empire financially and economically.

On the whole of the other side the Policies Marcian left with the Western Roman Empire would not be able to help against the barbarian attacks. The eastern Orthodox church recognise him as a Saint for his role in Council of Chalcedon.