Alexander Severus

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Alexander Severus
26t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust o Severus Alexander
Reign 11 Mairch 222 – 18/19 Mairch 235
Full name Marcus Julius Gessius Bassianus Alexianus
(frae birth tae adoption);
Caesar Marcus Aurelius Alexander (frae adoption tae accession);
Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus
(as emperor)
Born 1 October 208(208-10-01)
Birthplace Arca Caesarea, Sirie Phoenicia Province (modren Akkar, Lebanon)
Dee'd 18 or 19 Mairch 235 (aged 26)
Place o daith Moguntiacum, Germania Superior
Predecessor Elagabalus
Successor Maximinus Thrax
Consort tae Sallustia Orbiana
Sulpicia Memmia
Ryal Hoose Severan
Faither Marcus Julius Gessius Marcianus
Mither Julia Avita Mamaea

Severus Alexander (Laitin: Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus;[1] 1 October 208 – 18 or 19 Mairch 235) was Roman Emperor frae 222 tae 235. Alexander wis the last emperor o the Severan dynasty. He succeedit his cousin Elagabalus upon the latter's assassination in 222, an wis ultimately assassinatit himself, markin the epoch event for the Crisis o the Third Century — nearly fifty years o ceevil wars, foreign invasion, an collapse o the monetary economy.

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  1. In Classical Laitin, Alexander's name would be inscribed as MARCVS AVRELIVS SEVERVS ALEXANDER AVGVSTVS.