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Antoninus Pius (Laitin: Titus Fulvius Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius;[1][2] born 19 September, 86 AD – died 7 Mairch, 161 AD), an aa kent as Antoninus, wis Roman Emperor frae 138 tae 161. He wis a member o the Nerva-Antonine dynasty an the Aurelii.[3]

Antoninus Fulvius Pius
15t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Antoninus Pius Glyptothek Munich 337 cropped.jpg
Bust o Antoninus Pius, at Glyptothek, Munich.
Ring 11 Julie 138 – 7 Mairch 161
Predecessor Hadrian
Successor Marcus Aurelius an Lucius Verus
Born 19 September 86(86-09-19)
near Lanuvium, Italy
Dee'd 7 Mairch 161(161-03-07) (aged 74)
Lorium
Buirial Hadrian's Mausoleum
Wife
Issue Faustina the Younger, ane ither dauchter an twa sons, aw died afore 138 (naitural); Marcus Aurelius
an Lucius Verus (adoptive)
Full name
Titus Aurelius Fulvius Boionius Arrius Antoninus (frae birth tae adoption bi Hadrian);
Titus Aelius Caesar Antoninus (frae adoption tae accession);
Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius (as emperor)
Imperial Dynasty Antonine
Faither Titus Aurelius Fulvius (natural);
Hadrian (adoptive, from 25 Feb. 138)
Mither Arria Fadilla

He acquired the name Pius efter his accession tae the throne, either acause he compelled the Senate tae deify his adoptive faither Hadrian,[4] or acause he haed saved senators sentenced tae daith bi Hadrian in his later years.[5]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Weigel, Antoninus Pius
  2. In Clessical Laitin, Antoninus' name would be inscribed as TITVS AELIVS HADRIANVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS.
  3. Bowman, pg. 150
  4. Birley, pg. 54; Dio, 70:1:2
  5. Birley, pg. 55, citing the Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian 24.4