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Marcus Julius Gessius Alexianus - "Alexander Severus" Bust

Emperor Alexander Severus

Life: AD 208 – 235 Marcus Julius Gessius Alexianus, known as Alexander Severus was born in AD 208 in Caesarea (sub-Libano) in Phoenicia. He was the son of Gessius Marcianus …

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Emperor Elagabalus

Life: AD 204 – 222 Early Life of Elagabalus Elagabalus was born Varius Avitus Bassianus in AD 203 or 204 at Emesa in Syria. He was the son of the …

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Emperor Macrinus

Life: AD 164 – 218 Early Life Marcus Opellius Macrinus was born in AD 164 in Caesarea, a harbor town in Mauretania. There are two stories surrounding his origins. One …

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Emperor Geta

Life: AD 189 – 211 Early Life Publius Septimius Geta was born in AD 189 in Rome as the younger son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. He most likely …

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Emperor Caracalla

Life: AD 188 – 217 Early Life Caracalla was born on 4 April AD 188 in Lugdunum (Lyons), being named Lucius Septimius Bassianus. His last name was given to him …

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Decimus Clodius Albinus

Life: AD c. 145 – 197 The birth date of Clodius Albinus is unknown. But most likely he was born sometime between AD 140 and 150 into a wealthy family …

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Emperor Pescennius Niger

Life: AD 135 – 195 Gaius Pescennius Niger was born into an Italian equestrian family in about AD 135. Made a senator by Commodus, he campaigned against the Sarmatians in …

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Emperor Severus

Life: AD 145 – 211 Early Life Lucius Septimius Severus was born on 1 April AD 145 at Lepcis Magna in Tripolitania. His family was of African descent. His paternal …

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Emperor Julianus

Life: AD 133 – 193 Name: Marcus Didius Severus Julianus Born on 30 January AD 133 at Milan. Consul AD 120, 139, 140, 145. Became emperor in 28 March AD …

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Emperor Pertinax

Emperor Pertinax

Life: AD 126 – 193 Early Life Publius Helvius Pertinax was born at Alba Pompeia in Liguria in AD 126. His father was a freed slave who allegedly named his …

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Emperor Commodus

Life: AD 161 – 192 Commodus Early Life Lucius Aurelius Commodus was born on 31 August AD 161 at Lanuvium, roughly 14 miles south-east of Rome. Of the fourteen children …

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Emperor Lucius Verus

Emperor Lucius Verus

Life: AD 130 – 169 Emperor Lucius Verus, with the birthname Lucius Ceionius Commodus, was born on 15 December AD 130, the son of a man of the same name …

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Marcus Aurelius

Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Life: AD 121 – 180 Early Life of Marcus Aurelius Marcus Annius Verus was born in Rome on 26 April AD 121. His paternal great-grandfather, Annius Verus from Uccubi (near …

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Emperor Antoninus Pius

Emperor Antoninus Pius

Life: AD 86 – 161 Early Life Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionus Arrius Antoninus was born on 19 September AD 86 at Lanuvium (ca. 20 miles south of Rome). His family …

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