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Allectus (d. 296), Roman emperor in Britain, first appears in the records of the revolt of his predecessor Carausius (286–93). What little can be established about him derives from hostile contemporary, or near contemporary, accounts of that revolt, in which Carausius rose against the joint emperors ...

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Antoninus Pius [Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Pius] (ad 86–161), Roman emperor, was born Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus at Lanuvium, near Rome, on 19 September ad 86, the only known child of Titus Aurelius Fulvus and Arria Fadilla. He was educated at home and about 110 married ...

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Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100–44 bc), politician, author, and military commander, was born on 13 Quinctilis (July) 100 bc, probably at Rome, the son of Gaius Julius Caesar, a patrician of old but recently undistinguished family whose brother-in-law was Gaius Marius, and Aurelia...

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Carausius [Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus Carausius] (d. 293), Roman emperor in Britain and Gaul, revolted against the joint emperors Diocletian and Maximian and successfully maintained a separatist regime in Britain, and parts of Gaul, in the years 286 to 293. His name Mausaeus is a modern reconstruction; ancient sources give it only in abbreviated form: '...

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Claudius [Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus] (10 bcad 54), Roman emperor, was born at Lugdunum (Lyons) on 1 August 10 bc. His father was Nero Claudius Drusus, brother of the emperor Tiberius, and at the time governor of Gaul; his mother was Antonia...

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