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Hostilian


Bust of Hostilianus. Detail of a replica of the Ludovisi Sarcophagus, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Bust of Hostilian. Detail of a replica of the Ludovisi Sarcophagus, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz.
Hostilian: emperor of the Roman world (251).

Names:

  • c.230-235: Gaius Valens Hostilianus
  • September 250: caesar; Princeps Iuventutis
  • June 251: Imperator Caesar Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus Augustus
  • July 251: death of natural causes (plague)
Successor of: Decius

Relatives:

After the death of his father Decius and his elder brother Herennius Decius, Hostilianus was adopted by Trebonianus Gallus. He soon died of natural causes.
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