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25t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust of Elagabalus - Palazzo Nuovo - Musei Capitolini - Rome 2016 (2).jpg
Bust o Elagabalus,
frae the Capitoline Museums
Ring 8 Juin 218 – 11 Mairch 222
Predecessor Macrinus
Successor Alexander Severus
Born ca. 203
Dee'd 11 Mairch 222 (aged 18)
Roum, Italy
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

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 ceetizen, 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.