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Birth
Death
Sep 268
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Burial
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot
Tomb of Gallienus
Memorial ID
35576305 View Source

Roman Emperor. He was born circa AD 213, and was given the titles "Augustus" and "Caesar" when his father, Valerian, became Emperor in AD 253. 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 AD 259. 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 AD 262, 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 AD 268, 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.

Roman Emperor. He was born circa AD 213, and was given the titles "Augustus" and "Caesar" when his father, Valerian, became Emperor in AD 253. 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 AD 259. 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 AD 262, 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 AD 268, 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.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 5 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 35576305
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35576305/gallienus: accessed ), memorial page for Gallienus (unknown–Sep 268), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35576305, citing Via Appia, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave .