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217 AD in History

Events in History


MurderAssassination

Apr 8 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla

Deaths in History


MurderCaracalla

Apr 8 Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
  • Dec 20 Pope Zephyrinus, Bishop of Rome (199-217)