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284 – Diocletian is chosen as Roman emperor

Diocletian (245–311) was a Roman emperor from 284 to 305. Born to a family of low status in the Roman province of Dalmatia, Diocletian rose through the ranks of the military to become cavalry commander to the Emperor Carus. Continue reading “284 – Diocletian is chosen as Roman emperor”

AD 307 – Death of Severus II

16 September – On this day

Flavius Valerius Severus Augustus (Severus II) was either executed or forced to commit suicide. Continue reading “AD 307 – Death of Severus II”

AD 668 – The Eastern Emperor Constans II assassinated

15 September – On this day

The emperor Constans II was assassinated while taking a bath. Continue reading “AD 668 – The Eastern Emperor Constans II assassinated”

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