Macrinus

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Macrinus
24t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Reign 8 Aprile 217 – Juin 218
Predecessor Caracalla
Successor Elagabalus
Spouse Nonia Celsa (?)
Issue Diadumenian
Full name
Marcus Opellius Macrinus
(frae birth tae accession);
Caesar Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus (as emperor)
Faither equestrian faimily
Born c. 165
Iol Caesarea
Died Juin 218 (aged 53)
Cappadocia

Macrinus (Laitin: Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus;[1] ca. 165 – Juin 218), wis Roman Emperor frae 217 tae 218. Macrinus wis o Berber (Indigenous fowk o North Africae) strynd an as a member o the equestrian class he acame the first emperor who did nae hail frae the senatorial class.[2]

Macrinus wis owerthrown an executit in 218.

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  1. In Classical Laitin, Macrinus' name would be inscribed as MARCVS OPELLIVS SEVERVS MACRINVS AVGVSTVS.
  2. "Macrinus, by race a Moor, from Caesarea... one of his ears had been bored in accordance with the custom followed by most of the Moors", Cassius Dio, Dio's Rome (bk 79), Kessinger Publishing, 2004, v.6, p.21