Alexander Severus

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Alexander Severus
26t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust o Severus Alexander
Ring11 Mairch 222 – 18/19 Mairch 235
SuccessorMaximinus Thrax
Born1 October 208(208-10-01)
Arca Caesarea, Sirie Phoenicia Province (modren Akkar, Lebanon)
Dee'd18 or 19 Mairch 235 (aged 26)
Moguntiacum, Germania Superior
SpouseSallustia Orbiana
Sulpicia Memmia
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)
Imperial DynastySeveran
FaitherMarcus Julius Gessius Marcianus
MitherJulia Avita Mamaea

Severus Alexander (Laitin: Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Augustus;[1] 1 October 208 – 18 or 19 Mairch 235) wis 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 himsel, markin the epoch event for the Creesis o the Third Century — nearly fifty years o ceevil wars, foreign invasion, an collapse o the monetary economy.

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