Publius Licinius Valerianus

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Valerianus, Publius Licinius


Born 193; died 260 A.D. Roman emperor from 253. Valerianus ruled jointly with his son Gallienus. During his reign persecutions of the Christians continued. Valerianus died after being taken prisoner during a war against the Persians.

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