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Septimius Severus, in full Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax, (born April 11, 145/146, Leptis Magna, Tripolitania [now in Libya]—died Feb. 4, 211, Eboracum, Britain [now York, Eng.]), Roman emperor from 193 to 211.
He founded a personal dynasty and converted the government into a military monarchy. His reign marks a critical stage in the development of the absolute despotism that characterized the later Roman Empire.
Caracalla was Roman emperor from 211 to 217 CE. Caracalla was born Lucius Septimius Bassianus on the 4th of April 188 CE in Lugdunum (Lyon) where his father Septimius Severus was serving as the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis during the last years of the Emperor Commodus.
When Caracalla was seven, his name was changed to Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. This was done because of the wish of his father, now emperor, to link the new Severan dynasty with the previous Antonine one. The name ‘Caracalla’ was considered a nickname and referred to a type of cloak that the emperor wore (the nickname was originally used pejoratively and was never an official name of the emperor).
At the time his name was changed, Caracalla became the official heir of his father, and in 198 CE at the age of ten, he was designated co-ruler with Severus (albeit a very junior co-ruler!).
originally posted by: AnakinWayneII
So, liberals and conservatives alike, pipe down. There were two Black Roman Emperors.
originally posted by: hiddeninsite
a reply to: Plotus
Love your answer. I've been thinking the same for so long.
Look at all the varieties of dogs there are. It's wonderful and everyone is beautiful in their own way.
Why do people have to always look at the outside to judge?
Anyway, I don't care who was what color in the past (keeping on track).