The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Faustina, Annia
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FAUSTINA, Annia, an'i-ạ fas-ti'nạ (surnamed Junior), Roman empress: d. near Mount Taurus, Asia Minor, 175 A.D. She was a daughter of Annia Galeria Faustina (q.v.) and was married to Marcus Aurelius 145 or 146 A.D., who, in spite of her profligacy, was devoted to her. After her death, charity schools were founded in her honor.