The Decline

Period Overview

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Emperor Diocletian

Life: AD 240 – 311 Diocletian’s Early Life Born probably near Spalatum (Split) with the name Diocles on 22 December AD 240 or 245, he was the son of a …

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Emperor Numerian

Life: AD c. 253 – 284 Early Life Marcus Aurelius Numerius Numerianus was the younger son of the later Emperor Carus, born in about AD 253. Numerian and his elder …

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Emperor Carinus

Life: AD c. 250 – 285 Marcus Aurelius Carinus, the elder son of Carus, was born around AD 250. He and his brother Numerian were elevated to the rank of …

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Emperor Carus

Life: AD c. 224 – 283 Marcus Aurelius Numerius Carus was born around AD 224 in Narbo in Gaul. Who was the Roman emperor Carus? Carus was a Roman emperor …

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Emperor Probus

Life: AD 232 – 282 Name: Marcus Aurelius Equitius Probus Born on 19 August AD 232 at Sirmium. Consul AD 277, 278, 279, 281, 282. Became emperor in July AD …

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Emperor Florian

Life: AD ? – 276 After the death of Tacitus in July AD 276 power seamlessly passed into the hands of his half-brother Florian, the commander of the praetorian guard. …

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Emperor Tacitus

Life: AD c. 200 – 276 Name: Marcus Claudius Tacitus Born AD ca 200 in the Danube Region. Consul AD 203. Became emperor Oct./Nov. AD 275. Died in Tyana in …

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Emperor Aurelian

Life: AD 214 – 275 Early Life of Aurelian Lucius Domitius Aurelianus was born to poor parents on 9 September AD 214 in Lower Moesia. His father was a tenant …

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Emperor Quintillus

Life: AD ? – 270 Name: Marcus Aurelius Quintillus Became emperor in August AD 270. Died at Aquileia, ca. September AD 270. Marcus Aurelius Quintillus was the younger brother of …

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Emperor Claudius II Gothicus

Life: AD 214 – 270 Name: Marcus Aurelius Valerius Claudius Born 10 May AD 214 in Illyricum. Became emperor in September AD 268. Died at Sirmium, August AD 270. Deified …

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The Gallic Empire

Period: AD 260 – 274 For a brief time, caused by the weakened state of the empire, the western provinces managed to break away from Rome, creating their own independent …

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Emperor Gallienus

Life: AD c. 213 – 268 Early Life of Gallienus Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus was born in about AD 213. This means that he was about 40 years old when …

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Publius Licinius Valerianus - "Valerian" Coin

Emperor Valerian

Life: AD c. 195 – 260 Early Life Valerian, a descendant of a distinguished family from Etruria, was born in about AD 195. He served as consul in the 230s …

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Marcus Aemilius Aemilianus - "Aemilian Coin

Emperor Aemilian

Life: AD c. 206 – 253 Name: Marcus Aemilius Aemilianus Born AD ca. 207. Became emperor in July/August AD 253. Wife: Gaia Cornelia Supera. Died at Spoletium, October AD 253. …

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