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Carus, Emperor of Rome and provinces of the Roman Empire.
Name commonly known as: Carus *** Latin Roman Name: Marcus
Aurelius Carus *** Reigned as Roman Emperor /
Caesar: 282-283 *** Dynasty / Historical Period:
Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284) the era of Illyrian Emperors
(268 - 285) *** Place and Date of Birth:
Born c. 230 in Narbo Martius (Narbonne, France) *** Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Carus was
Family connections / Genealogy
*** Children: Carinus and Numerian
Place and Date of Death:
Died late August 283 *** Name of next Emperor:
The successor to Carus was
about the life of Carus
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Accomplishments, achievements and important events. The previous
emperor Probus suppressed several insurrections but also
employed his soldiers in manual labor. The soldiers rebelled
against the tasks to such an extent that they proclaimed
Marcus Aurelius Carus, commander of the Praetorian Guard, as
the new emperor and put Probus to death in September A.D.
282. Carus was singularly frugal in his way of life. When
the Persian ambassadors visited him in his tent they found
him sitting upon the grass, clothed in a coarse robe, and
eating his supper of bacon and hard peas. Carus gained many
victories over the Persians, but died suddenly in A.D. 283.
His two sons, Carinus and Namerian, succeeded him.
Dynasties of Roman Emperors -
Illyrian Emperors (268 - 285)
The Illyrian Emperors (268
- 285). The "Illyrian emperors" is the name given to the
Roman emperors who governed the Roman Empire between 268 and
282. Illyria was a region in the western part of
today's Balkan Peninsula. The people for Illyria were renown
for their military prowess and they became an important
source of manpower for the Roman army. Because of their
military strength many of the emperors from this period came
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