Galla Placidia

Aelia Galla Placidia (392 November 27, 450) was the Empress consort of Constantius III, Western Roman Emperor. She also was the daughter of Roman Emperor Theodosius I and his second wife Galla. She herself was a fervant Christian and was involved in the building and restoration of various churches throughout her period of influence.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Galla Placidia':

  • Old City of Jerusalem She restored the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Ravenna Her mausoleum is here (though it does not contain her remains)
  • Rome She restored and somewhat expanded the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls