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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According to legend Emperor Claudius II then prohibited marriage between young men (although there is no artifact to support the claim that such ban was imposed), but Valentine still continued to perform secret marriages therefore angering the Roman emperor.
Emperor Claudius II banned marriages, because he believed that it distracted soldiers.
Valentine was quite the match-maker, marrying young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II and literally losing his head into the bargain.
| Circa 270: St Valentine was thought to have been martyred by Roman Emperor Claudius II. | 1822: Britain's postal services had to employ extra sorters as the fashion of sending messages to loved ones on this day continued to grow in popularity.
St Valentine was a Roman priest at the time when the Emperor Claudius II ruled and he persecuted the church.
He was a priest in Rome who covertly married couples against Emperor Claudius II's dictate.
Dear Curious: Yes, Emperor Claudius II felt that single men made better soldiers than married men, so he outlawed marriage.
According to Newsround of BBC, the popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD .Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers.
The Roman emperor Claudius II had cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome because he was having a hard time getting men to join the military, and he believed married men did not make good soldiers.
Emperor Claudius II had banned young men from marrying because he believed that single men made better soldiers than married men.
For those recently scanned at Southampton, it has been possible to use 3D computer visualisation capabilities to read inscriptions and identify depictions of emperors on the faces of the coins - for example on some, the heads of Claudius II and Tetricus I have been revealed.