Elagabalus

Roman Emperor Elagabalus

Full Name: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Profession: Roman Emperor

Nationality: Roman

Why Famous: Roman Emperor from 218 to 222, he became emperor at only 14 years old. His reign is remembered mainly for sexual scandal and religious controversy, as he lavished favors on male courtiers popularly thought to have been his lovers and was reported to have prostituted himself in the imperial palace. His behavior estranged the Praetorian Guard, the Senate, and the common people alike, and led to his assassination.

Died: March 11, 222
Cause of Death: Assassination

Events in the Life of Elagabalus

  • 0218-06-08 Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome

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