Claudius II


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Claudius II

Full name Marcus Aurelius Claudius Gothicus. ad 214-270.
Emperor of Rome (268-270) who defeated the Goths in 269.
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Claudius II

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(Biography) full name Marcus Aurelius Claudius, called Gothicus. 214–270 ad, Roman emperor (268–270)
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