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Statue of Numerian.
Numerianus (©!!!)
Numerianus: emperor of the Roman world (283-284).


  • ±254: Marcus Aurelius Numerius Numerianus
  • November 282: Marcus Aurelius Numerianus Caesar 
  • August 283: Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Numerianus Augustus 
  • November 284: murdered 
Successor of: Carus


Main deeds:

  • 282 proclaimed caesar by his father Carus
  • 283 accepts the title Germanicus maximus; joins his father's eastern campaign; accepts the title Persicus maximus; death of Carus; becomes emperor in the east; his brother Carinus rules the west
  • 284 Consul (with Carinus); stay in Emesa; accepts the title Britannicus maximus; assassinated by his father-in law Aper (?)
  • Damnatio memoriae
Succeeded by: Diocletian


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