Gordian III

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Gordian III
32nt Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust Gordianus III Louvre Ma1063.jpg
Bust o Gordian III, atween 242 an 244
Reign 22 Aprile – 29 Julie 238
(as Caesar tae Pupienus
and Balbinus);
29 Julie 238 – 11 Februar 244 (sole, nominally, though govrenment duin bi senate)
Predecessor Pupienus an Balbinus
Successor Philip the Arab
Born 20 Januar 225(225-01-20)
Died 11 Februar 244(244-02-11) (aged 19)
Full name
Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius {birth tae accession} Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius Augustus {as emperor}
Dynasty Gordiani
Faither Unnamed Roman Senator
Mither Antonia Gordiana
Born 20 Januar 225(225-01-20)
Died 11 Februar 244(244-02-11) (aged 19)

Gordian III (Laitin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius Augustus;[1] 20 Januar 225 AD– 11 Februar 244 AD), wis Roman Emperor frae 238 AD tae 244 AD. At the age o 13, he acame the youngest sole legal Roman emperor throughoot the existence o the unitit Roman Empire. Gordian wis the son o Antonia Gordiana an an unnamed Roman Senator who died afore 238. Antonia Gordiana wis the dauchter o Emperor Gordian I an younger sister o Emperor Gordian II. Very little is kent on his early life afore his acclamation. Gordian haed assumed the name o his maternal grandfaither in 238 AD.

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  1. In Classical Laitin, Gordian's name would be inscribed as MARCVS ANTONIVS GORDIANVS PIVS AVGVSTVS.