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193 AD in History

Events in History

  • Mar 28 Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 9 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • Apr 14 Lucius Septimus Severus crowned Emperor of Rome
  • Jun 1 Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.

Deaths in History

  • 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