Furia Sabinia Tranquillina (c. 225 – aft. 244) was the Empress of Rome and wife of Emperor Gordian III. She was the young daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Timesitheus by an unknown wife.
In 241 her father was appointed the head of the Praetorian Guard by the Roman Emperor
Gordian III. In May that year, Tranquillina had married Gordian. She became a Roman Empress and received the honorific title of . Her marriage to Gordian was an admission by the young emperor of both Timesitheus' political indispensability and Tranquillina’s suitability as an empress.
Nerva–Antonine family tree [ edit ]
Nerva–Antonine family tree
(1) = 1st spouse
(2) = 2nd spouse
(3) = 3rd spouse
Reddish purple indicates
of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty
lighter purple indicates designated imperial heir of said dynasty who never reigned grey indicates unsuccessful imperial aspirants bluish purple indicates emperors of other dynasties dashed lines indicate adoption; dotted lines indicate love affairs/unmarried relationships
small caps = posthumously deified ( or other) Augusti, Augustae,
Except where otherwise noted, the notes below indicate that an individual's parentage is as shown in the above family tree.
^ Sister of Trajan's father: Giacosa (1977), p. 7.
^ Giacosa (1977), p. 8.
^ a b Levick (2014), p. 161.
^ Husband of Ulpia Marciana: Levick (2014), p. 161.
^ a b Giacosa (1977), p. 7.
^ a b c
DIR contributor (Herbert W. Benario, 2000), "Hadrian".
^ a b Giacosa (1977), p. 9.
^ Husband of Salonia Matidia: Levick (2014), p. 161.
^ Smith (1870),
^ Suetonius a possible lover of Sabina: One interpretation of
HA Hadrianus 11:3
^ Smith (1870),
"Hadrian", pp. 319–322.
^ Lover of Hadrian: Lambert (1984), p. 99 and
passim; deification: Lamber (1984), pp. 2–5, etc.
^ Julia Balbilla a possible lover of Sabina: A. R. Birley (1997),
Hadrian, the Restless Emperor, p. 251, cited in Levick (2014), p. 30, who is sceptical of this suggestion.
^ Husband of Rupilia Faustina: Levick (2014), p. 163.
^ a b c d Levick (2014), p. 163.
^ a b c d Levick (2014), p. 162.
^ a b c d e f g Levick (2014), p. 164.
^ Wife of M. Annius Verus: Giacosa (1977), p. 10.
^ Wife of M. Annius Libo: Levick (2014), p. 163.
^ a b c d e Giacosa (1977), p. 10.
^ The epitomator of Cassius Dio (
72.22) gives the story that Faustina the Elder promised to marry Avidius Cassius. This is also echoed in HA "Marcus Aurelius" 24.
^ Husband of Ceionia Fabia: Levick (2014), p. 164.
^ a b c Levick (2014), p. 117.
Sources [ edit ]
Prosopographia Imperii Romani (PIR) ² F 587
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]