Jump to content


Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
30t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust o Pupienus
Ring22 Aprile – 29 Julie 238 (wi Balbinus, an in revolt against Maximinus Thrax)
PredecessorGordian I an II
SuccessorGordian III
Bornc. 165 or c. 170
Dee'd29 Julie 238 (aged 68 or 73)
IssueTiberius Clodius Pupienus Pulcher Maximus
Marcus Pupienus Africanus Maximus
Pupiena Sextia Paulina Cethegilla
Full name
Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus
(frae birth tae accession);
Imperator Caesar Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus Augustus (as emperor)
Faither? Marcus Pupienus Maximus
Mither? Clodia Pulchra

Pupienus (Laitin: Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus Augustus;[1] born c. 165/170[2] – 29 Julie 238), forby kent as Pupienus Maximus, wis Roman Emperor wi Balbinus for three month in 238, during the Year o the Sax Emperors. The soorces for this period are scant, an sicweys knawledge o the emperor is leemitit. In maist contemporary texts Pupienus is referred bi his agnomen "Maximus" rather nor bi his cognomen (faimily name) Pupienus.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. In Clessical Laitin, Pupienus' name would be inscribed as MARCVS CLODIVS PVPIENVS MAXIMVS AVGVSTVS.
  2. Michael Grant, The Roman emperors: a biographical guide tae the rulers o imperial Rome, 31 BC-AD 476 (1985), pg. 144