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Macrinus
24t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Reign 8 Aprile 217 – Juin 218
Full name Marcus Opellius Macrinus
(frae birth tae accession);
Caesar Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus Augustus (as emperor)
Born c. 165
Birthplace Iol Caesarea
Dee'd Juin 218 (aged 53)
Place o daith Cappadocia
Predecessor Caracalla
Successor Elagabalus
Consort tae Nonia Celsa (?)
Affspring Diadumenian
Faither equestrian faimily

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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