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Gallienus
Birth: unknown
Death: Sep.
Milan
Lombardia, Italy

Roman Emperor. He was born in approximately 213 AD, and was given the titles "Augustus" and "Caesar" when his father, Valerian, became Emperor in 253 AD. He was responsible for the West of the Empire, defeating invading Germanic tribes and forging an alliance with a German chieftain in order to prevent further unrest. He soon had to put down rebellions by two of his generals, before being made sole Emperor on the capture of Valerian by the Persians in 259 AD. He quickly reversed his father's anti Christian laws, granting them freedom of worship and restoring some of their lost property. More rebellions followed, including an attempt to found an independent Gallic Empire and the proclamation of new Emperors in Syria, Asia Minor and Egypt. In 262 AD he celebrated his first ten years in power with feasts and games and a magnificent procession through Rome. He was a patron of the cultural movement known as the Gallienic Renaissance, and was a friend of the philosopher Plotinus. He was also known as a poet and oversaw a return to the artistic traditions of Augustus's reign. In 268 AD he defeated another Gothic invasion, before being assassinated in his camp near modern Milan in a plot organised by two future Emperors, Claudius II and Aurelian. He was later deified by the senate on the orders of Claudius II in an attempt to legitimize his own reign. (bio by: js) 
 
Burial:
Via Appia
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Tomb of Gallienus
 
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Originally Created by: js
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
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Gallienus
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