Philippus II

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Philippus II
33.5th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Portrait Bust of Philip the Younger.png
Bust of Philippus II
Reign 247–249
Full name Marcus Julius Severus Philippus
Born 238
Died 249 (aged 11)
Place of death Rome
Father Philip the Arab
Mother Marcia Otacilia Severa

Marcus Julius Philippus Severus, also known as Philippus II, Philip II and Philip the Younger (238–249) was the son and heir of the Roman Emperor Philip the Arab by his wife Roman Empress Marcia Otacilia Severa. According to numismatic evidence, he had a sister called Julia Severa or Severina, whom the extant literary sources do not mention and a brother, Quintus Philippus Severus.

When his father became emperor in 244 he was appointed Caesar. In 247 he became consul, and later elevated by his father to the rank of Augustus and co-ruler.

His father was killed in battle by his successor Decius in 249. When news of this death reached Rome, he was murdered by the Praetorian Guard. He died in his mother's arms, aged eleven years.

Coin depicting Philippus II

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Philip the Arab
Roman Emperor
247–249
Served alongside: Philip the Arab
Succeeded by
Decius
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Bruttius Praesens ,
Gaius Allius Albinus
Consul of the Roman Empire
247–248
with Philip the Arab
Succeeded by
Lucius Fulvius Gavius Numisius Aemilianus ,
Lucius Naevius Aquilinus