Pescennius Niger

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Gaius Pescennius Niger
Usurper o the Roman Empire
Ring9 Aprile 193 – Mey 194
PredecessorDidius Julianus
SuccessorSeptimius Severus
Bornc. 135/140
Dee'd194 (aged 53–59)
FaitherAnnius Fuscus

Pescennius Niger (Laitin: Gaius Pescennius Niger Augustus;[1] c. 135/140 – 194) wis Roman Emperor frae 193 tae 194 during the Year o the Five Emperors. He claimed the imperial throne in response tae the murther o Pertinax an the elevation o Didius Julianus, but wis defeatit bi a rival claimant, Septimius Severus, an killed while attemptin tae flee frae Antioch.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. In Clessical Laitin, Niger's name would be inscribed as GAIVS PESCENNIVS NIGER AVGVSTVS.