On This Day

238 AD in History

Events in History

  • Mar 22 Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor

Deaths in History

  • Apr 12 Gordian II, Roman co-Emperor with his father Gordian I, killed in battle at Carthage
  • Apr 12 Gordian I, Roman Emperor, suicide, after losing battle at Carthage and death of son Gordian I
  • May 10 Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus, the Thracian, Roman Emperor, murdered
  • Jul 29 Pupienus, Roman Emperor ruled 3 months with Balbinus
  • Jul 29 Balbinus, Roman Emperor, ruled 3 months with Pupienus