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Gordian I (Laitin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus;[5] c. 159 – 12 Aprile 238) wis Roman Emperor for ane month wi his son Gordian II in 238, the Year o the Sax Emperors. Caucht up in a rebellion against the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he wis defeatit bi forces lyal tae Maximinus afore committin suicide.

Gordian I
28t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Gordian I Musei Capitolini MC475.jpg
Bust o Gordian I
Ring 22 Mairch – 12 Aprile 238 (jyntly wi Gordian II,
an in competeetion wi
Maximinus Thrax)
Predecessor Maximinus Thrax
Successor Pupienus an Balbinus
Born c. 159
possibly Phrygia
Dee'd 12 Aprile 238 (aged 79)
Carthage, Africae Proconsularis
Spouse Unkent, possibly Fabia Orestilla[1]
Issue Gordian II, Antonia Gordiana
Full name
Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus (from birth to accession);[2]
Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus (as emperor)
Dynasty Gordiani
Faither Unkent, possibly Maecius Marullus[3] or Marcus Antonius[4]
Mither Unkent, possibly Ulpia Gordiana[3] or Sempronia Romana[4]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Historia Augusta, The Three Gordians, 17:4
  2. Southern, pg. 66
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historia Augusta, The Three Gordians, 2:2
  4. 4.0 4.1 Settipani, "Continuité gentilice et continuité sénatoriale dans les familles sénatoriales romaines à l'époque impériale"
  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/239047/Gordian-II