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Florianus

Florianus
46th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign 276
Predecessor Tacitus
Successor Probus
Died 276
Tarsus, Cilicia[1]
Full name
Marcus Annius Florianus (from birth to accession);
Caesar Marcus Annius Florianus Augustus (as emperor)

Florianus (Latin: Marcus Annius Florianus Augustus;[2] died 276), also known as Florian, was Roman Emperor for a few months in 276.

Contents

  • Biography 1
    • Probus' rebellion 1.1
  • Sources 2
    • Primary sources 2.1
    • Secondary sources 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Biography

Hercules crowning Florianus.[3]
Florian was reportedly a maternal half-brother to the Emperor [6]

Probus' rebellion

Florian was fighting the [6] He died in September 276, having been emperor for only eighty-eight days.[1]

A family of the Brandenburg nobility called von Blumenthal claimed descent from Florianus in a fanciful legend which says that after his death his sons fled over the Alps and introduced viticulture to the north Germans.

Sources

Primary sources

Secondary sources

  • Mc Mahon, Robin, "Florian (276.D.)"[6] De Imperatoribus Romanis, (2000)
  • Jones, A.H.M., Martindale, J.R. The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. I: AD260-395, Cambridge University Press, 1971
  • Southern, Pat. The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine, Routledge, 2001
  • Gibbon. Edward Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire (1888)

References

  1. ^ a b Canduci, pg. 101
  2. ^ a b Jones, pg. 367
  3. ^ This coin celebrates the AETERNITAS AVG, the eternal life of the emperor. However, Florianus ruled only eighty-eight days.
  4. ^ Historia Augusta, Vita Taciti, 17:4
  5. ^ a b Southern, pg. 127
  6. ^ a b c
  7. ^ Historia Augusta, Vita Probi, 10:1
  8. ^ Gibbon, Ch. 12
  9. ^ Southern, pg. 128
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External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • britannica.com
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Marcus Claudius Tacitus
Roman Emperor
276
Succeeded by
Probus
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