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Taurinus (d. 232?) was a Roman usurper, one of only two attempted uprisings against Alexander Severus.

He was proclaimed emperor by the Syrian legion, which mutinied during the war with the Sassanids.[1] Alexander managed to suppress the uprising, and Taurinus drowned while attempting to flee across the Euphrates.[2] Alexander Severus returned to Rome and celebrated a triumph in 233.[3]


  1. ^ Aurelius Victor, Epitome de Caesaribus, 24.2
  2. ^ Alexander Canduci, Triumph & Tragedy: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Immortal Emperors (Pier, 2010), p. 59
  3. ^ Pat Southern, The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine (Routledge, 2001), p. 62

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