Elagabalus (204-222)

"Elagabalus (/ˌɛləˈɡæbələs/), also known as Heliogabalus (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; c. 204 – 11 March 222), was Roman emperor from 218 to 222. A member of the Severan dynasty, he was Syrian, the second son of Julia Soaemias and Sextus Varius Marcellus. In his early youth he served the god Elagabalus as a priest in Emesa, the hometown of his mother´s family. As a private citizen, he was probably named Sextus Varius Avitus Bassianus. Upon becoming emperor he took the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. He was called Elagabalus only after his death." - ( 30.10.2019)

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Husband of Annia Faustina
son of Julia Soaemias (180-222) [mother of], Caracalla (0188-0217) [father of]
Husband of Aquilia Severa 220-221 n. Chr.
was killed 11.03.222 n. Chr.
was buried Tiber


lived Emesa 217-218 n. Chr.
Traveller Nikomedia 218-219 n. Chr.

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Commissioned Elagabalus (204-222)
Was depicted (Actor) Julia Soaemias (180-222)

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Tiber12.07766628265443.786914825439Burial placedb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

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