Full Name: Septimius Severus [Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus]
Profession: Roman Emperor
Why Famous: Roman Emperor from 193 to 211. He seized power after the death of Emperor Pertinax in 193 during the Year of the Five Emperors. He conquered all of Mesopotamia and made the farthest forays into England, conquering almost the entire island. Under his reign, Rome was the largest it would ever be.
- 0193-04-09 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
- 0197-02-19 Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
- 0211-02-04 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.