Caracalla (Laitin: Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus;[1] 4 Aprile 188 – 8 Aprile 217) wis Roman emperor o Berber strynd frae 198 tae 217.[2] The eldest son o Septimius Severus, he reigned jyntly wi his faither frae 198 till Severus' daith in 211. For a short time he then ruled jyntly wi his younger brither Geta till he haurd him murthert later in 211. Caracalla is remembered as ane o the maist notorious an unpleasant o emperors acause o the massacres an persecutions he authorized an instigatit throughoot the Empire.[3][4]

22nt Emperor o the Roman Empire
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Ring198–211 (wi Severus);
209 – 4 Februar 211
(wi Severus an Geta);
Februar – December 211
(with Geta);
December 211 – 8 Aprile 217 (alone)
PredecessorSeptimius Severus (alone)
Born4 Apryle 188(188-04-04)
Dee'd8 Apryle 217(217-04-08) (aged 29)
Near Harran
Full name
Lucius Septimius Bassianus (frae birth tae 195);
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Caesar (195 tae 198);
Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
(198 tae 211);
Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Pius Augustus (211 tae daith)
FaitherSeptimius Severus
MitherJulia Domna


  1. In Clessical Laitin, Caracalla's name would be inscribed as MARCVS AVRELIVS SEVERVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS.
  2. "Caracalla" The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary. Tony Deverson. Oxford University Press 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.
  3. Hurley, P. (2011). Life of Caracalla at Ancient History Encyclopedia
  4. "Caracalla" A Dictionary of British History. Ed. John Cannon. Oxford University Press, 2001. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.
    "Caracalla" World Encyclopedia. Philip's, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.