Septimius (usurper)

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Septimius / Septiminus
Usurper of the Roman Empire
Reign 271 or 272 AD, during Aurelian's rule
Died 271 or 272 AD
Dalmatia

Septimius was a Roman usurper who was proclaimed Emperor in either 271 or 272 AD, under the reign of Aurelian.

History[edit]

Septimius declared himself emperor in either 271 or 272 AD, in Dalmatia, during the reign of Aurelian.[1][2] The reason for his rebellion is not strictly known, although the threat of Gothic invasion may have played a part. He was killed by his own troops soon afterward.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White 2005, p. 84.
  2. ^ Mennen 2011, p. 255.
  3. ^ Hartmann 1982, p. 162.

Books[edit]

  • Hartmann, Felix (1982). Herrscherwechsel und Reichskrise : Untersuchungen zu den Ursachen und Konsequenzen der Herrscherwechsel im Imperium Romanum der Soldatenkaiserzeit (3. Jahrhundert n. Chr.). P. Lang. ISBN 978-3820461954.
  • Mennen, Inge (2011). Power and status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9789004203594.
  • White, John F. (2005). Restorer of the World: The Roman Emperor Aurelian. Staplehurst: Spellmount. ISBN 9781862272507.

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