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Didius Julianus

(Marcus Didius Salvius Julianus) (dĭ`dēəs jo͞olēā`nəs), d. 193, Roman emperor (193). He was consul under PertinaxPertinax
(Publius Helvius Pertinax) , 126–193, Roman emperor (193), b. Liguria. Formerly a general, he reluctantly succeeded Commodus on the throne. Attempting to curb license in the Praetorian Guard, he was slain by a soldier, thus ending his brief reign of three months.
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, on whose death the Praetorian Guard received bids for the position of emperor. Didius bid highest and became emperor. Two months later he was murdered when Septimius SeverusSeverus
or Septimius Severus
(Lucius Septimius Severus) , 146–211, Roman emperor (193–211), b. Africa. He was campaigning in Pannonia and Illyria when the emperor Commodus was murdered.
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, who would not recognize him, bought the support of the Praetorian Guard. Severus succeeded him.
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