Claudius II


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Claudius II

(Marcus Aurelius Claudius), d. 270, Roman emperor (268–70), called Gothicus. A successful general under Valerian, Claudius put down the revolt in which GallienusGallienus
(Publius Licinius Valerianus Egnatius) , d. 268, Roman emperor. He ruled as the colleague (253–60) of his father, Valerian, and alone (260–68). When his father was in the East, Gallienus checked the Alemanni near Milan, and even after the capture of
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 was killed. He succeeded Gallienus and went to the East to resist the Goths who were overrunning the empire. In 269, Claudius overwhelmed the Goths at Naissus (now Niš, Serbia). He died of the plague the following year and was succeeded by AurelianAurelian
(Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) , c.212–275, Roman emperor (270–75). Rising in the ranks, he became consul under Valerian. He succeeded Claudius II, whose victory over the Goths had begun the territorial rehabilitation of the empire.
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Claudius II

full name Marcus Aurelius Claudius, called Gothicus. 214--270 ad, Roman emperor (268--270)
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