On This Day

What Happened in 193 AD

Historical Events

  • Mar 28 Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
  • Apr 9 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum

Famous People Who Died in 193 AD

  • Mar 28 Publius Helvius Pertinax, Roman Emperor (Year of the Five Emperors), assassinated at 66
  • Jun 1 Didius Julianus [Marcus Severus Didius Julianus], Roman Emperor, murdered at 61