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Aurelian

Roman Emperor Aurelian

Full Name: Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus
Profession: Roman Emperor

Nationality: Roman

Why Famous: Roman Emperor from 270 to 275. During his reign, he defeated the Alamanni, Goths, Vandals, Juthungi, Sarmatians, and Carpi. He restored the Empire's eastern provinces, and his successes were instrumental in ending the Roman Empire's Crisis of the Third Century.

Born: September 9, 214
Birthplace: Serdica
Star Sign: Virgo

Events in the Life of Aurelian

  • 0274-12-25 Roman Emperor Aurelian dedicates a temple to Sol Invictus on the supposed day of the winter solstice and day of rebirth of the Sun.

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