Alexander Severus Marcus Aurelius
Alexander Se·ve·rus(sə-vîr′əs), Marcus Aurelius ad 208?-235.
Emperor of Rome (222-235) who succeeded his cousin and adoptive father, Heliogabalus. His death at the hands of mutinous troops was followed by fifty years of political instability in the Roman Empire.
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