Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus (Laitin: Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus;[4] 11 Aprile 145 – 4 Februar 211), forby kent as Severus, wis Roman Emperor frae 193 tae 211. Severus wis born in Leptis Magna in the province o Africae. As a young man he advanced through the cursus honorum—the customary succession o offices—unner the reigns o Marcus Aurelius an Commodus. Severus seized pouer efter the daith o Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year o the Five Emperors.[5]

Septimius Severus
21st Emperor o the Roman Empire
Septimius Severus busto-Musei Capitolini.jpg
Alabast bust o Septimius Severus at Musei Capitolini, Roum
Ring14 Aprile 193 AD – 4 Februar 211
PredecessorDidius Julianus
SuccessorCaracalla an Geta
Born11 Apryle 145(145-04-11)[1]
Lepcis Magna (the day Khoms, Libie)
Dee'd4 Februar 211(211-02-04) (aged 65)[2]
Eboracum (the day York, Ingland)
IssueCaracalla an Publius Septimius Geta
(both by Julia Domna)
Full name
Lucius Septimius Severus (frae birth tae accession);
Caesar Lucius Septimius Severus Eusebes Pertinax Augustus[3] (as emperor)
FaitherPublius Septimius Geta
MitherFulvia Pia


  1. Birley (1999), p. 1.
  2. Birley (1999), p. 187.
  3. Paget, James Carleton, Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity, Mohr Siebeck, 2010, p. 398; Goodman, Martin, Rome & Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilisations, Penguin, 2008, p. 505.
  4. In Clessical Laitin, Severus' name would be inscribed as LVCIVS SEPTIMIVS SEVERVS AVGVSTVS.
  5. Birley (1999), p. 113.