Alexander Severus

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Alexander Severus
26t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Alexander Severus Musei Capitolini MC471.jpg
Bust o Severus Alexander
Reign 11 Mairch 222 – 18/19 Mairch 235
Predecessor Elagabalus
Successor Maximinus Thrax
Born 1 October 208(208-10-01)
Arca Caesarea, Sirie Phoenicia Province (modren Akkar, Lebanon)
Died 18 or 19 Mairch 235 (aged 26)
Moguntiacum, Germania Superior
Spoose Sallustia 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 Dynasty 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.