Gordian II (Laitin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus Augustus;[3] c. 192 – Aprile 12, 238), wis Roman Emperor for ane month wi his faither Gordian I in 238, the Year o the Sax Emperors. Seekin tae owerthrow the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he died in battle ootside o Carthage.

Gordian II
29t Emperor o the Roman Empire
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Denarius featurin Gordian II
Ring22 Mairch – 12 Aprile 238 (wi Gordian, an in revolt against Maximinus Thrax)
PredecessorMaximinus Thrax
SuccessorPupienus an Balbinus
Bornc. 192
Dee'd12 Aprile 238 (aged 46)
Carthage, Africae Proconsularis
SpouseNone
Full name
Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus (frae birth tae accession);[1]
Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus (as emperor)
DynastyGordianan
FaitherGordian I
MitherUnkent, possibly Fabia Orestilla[2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Southern, pg. 66
  2. Historia Augusta, The Three Gordians, 17:4
  3. In Clessical Laitin, Gordian's name would be inscribed as MARCVS ANTONIVS GORDIANVS SEMPRONIANVS ROMANVS AFRICANVS AVGVSTVS.