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Bust of Geta. Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
Geta (Louvre)
Geta: emperor of the Roman world (211).


  • 27 May 189: Publius Septimius Geta 
  • Autumn 197: Publius Septimius Geta Caesar 
  • Autumn 209: Imperator Caesar Publius Septimius Geta Augustus
  • 4 February 211: Imperator Caesar Publius Septimius Geta Augustus
  • 19 December 211: murdered by Caracalla
Successor of: Lucius Septimius Severus


Early career:

  • 189 Born in Milan
  • 197 Proclaimed caesar
  • 205 Consul (with his brother Caracalla II)
  • 208 Consul II (with Caracalla III)
  • 209 Made Augustus
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Wooden tondo, showing Julia Domna, Septimius Severus, Geta (erazed) and Caracalla. Berlin (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
The Severus family. Geta's portrait was destroyed after he had been killed by his brother (Altes Museum, Berlin)

Main deeds:

  • 211 Succeeds Severus, almost immediately murdered  by his brother Caracalla
  • Damnatio memoriae


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