Gordian I

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Gordian I
28t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Gordian I Musei Capitolini MC475.jpg
Bust o Gordian I
Ring22 Mairch – 12 Aprile 238 (jyntly wi Gordian II,
an in competeetion wi
Maximinus Thrax)
PredecessorMaximinus Thrax
SuccessorPupienus an Balbinus
Bornc. 159
possibly Phrygia
Dee'd12 Aprile 238 (aged 79)
Carthage, Africae Proconsularis
SpouseUnkent, possibly Fabia Orestilla[1]
IssueGordian II, Antonia Gordiana
Full name
Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus (from birth to accession);[2]
Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus (as emperor)
DynastyGordiani
FaitherUnkent, possibly Maecius Marullus[3] or Marcus Antonius[4]
MitherUnkent, possibly Ulpia Gordiana[3] or Sempronia Romana[4]

Gordian I (Laitin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus;[5] c. 159 – 12 Aprile 238) wis Roman Emperor for ane month wi his son Gordian II in 238, the Year o the Sax Emperors. Caucht up in a rebellion against the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he wis defeatit bi forces lyal tae Maximinus afore committin suicide.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Historia Augusta, The Three Gordians, 17:4
  2. Southern, pg. 66
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historia Augusta, The Three Gordians, 2:2
  4. 4.0 4.1 Settipani, "Continuité gentilice et continuité sénatoriale dans les familles sénatoriales romaines à l'époque impériale"
  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/239047/Gordian-II