On this day in AD 214 the emperor Claudius II Gothicus was born
May 10, 2015
But who was this man who ruled for just two years?
1771 years ago today: Roman emperor Gordian III died aged just 19
February 11, 2015
On February 11th 244 the boy-emperor Gordian III died in mysterious circumstances aged just nineteen. He was the youngest person to accede to unshared power in the history of the Roman empire.