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Roman Emperor Clodius Albinus (195-197 AD)


Born c. 140 AD in Africa as Decimus Clodius Septimus Albinus. He was appointed governor of Britain between 191 and 192 AD. While supp ortive of Pertinax when he was raised to the purple, he opposed Didius Julianus upon his succession. Albinus accepted the rank of Caes ar under Septimius Severus after Julianus was deposed in April 193 AD. In December 195 AD he, along with three legions, left Britain f or Lugdunum and was there proclaimed Augustus. Severus returned from his Parthian campaign to put down Albinus's revolt and defeated h im at Lugdunum. Albinus committed suicide on 19 February 197 AD.

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