Elagabalus

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Elagabalus
25t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Elagabalo (203 o 204-222 d.C) - Musei capitolini - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto - 15-08-2000.jpg
Bust o Elagabalus,
frae the Capitoline Museums
Reign 8 Juin 218 – 11 Mairch 222
Predecessor Macrinus
Successor Alexander Severus
Issue Alexander Severus (adoptive)
Full name
Varius Avitus Bassianus
(frae birth tae accession);
Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
(as emperor)
Dynasty Severan Dynasty
Faither Sextus Varius Marcellus
Mither Julia Soaemias Bassiana
Born ca. 203
unkent
Died 11 Mairch 222 (aged 18)
Roum, Italy

Elagabalus (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, c. 203 – 11 Mairch 222), an aa kent as Heliogabalus, wis Roman Emperor frae 218 tae 222. A member o the Severan Dynasty, he wis Sirie bein the seicont son o Julia Soaemias an Sextus Varius Marcellus. In his early youth he served as a priest o the god Elagabal (in Laitin, Elagabalus) in the hometoun o his mither's faimily, Emesa. As a private citizen, he wis probably named Sextus Varius Avitus Bassianus.[1] Upon acomin emperor he teuk the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. He wis cried Elagabalus anly efter his daith.

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  1. For a detailed discussion o his nomenclature, see Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado, Elagabalus: Fact or Fiction?, p. 231.