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Aurelian

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Emperor Aurelian

 

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Aurelian was Roman Emperor from 270 to 275. Born in humble circumstances, he rose through the military ranks to become emperor. During his reign, he defeated the Alamanni after a devastating war. He also defeated the Goths, Vandals, Juthungi, Sarmatians, and Carpi. Aurelian restored the Empire's eastern provinces after his conquest of the Palmyrene Empire in 273. The following year he conquered the Gallic Empire in the west, reuniting the Empire in its entirety. He was also responsible for the construction of the Aurelian Walls in Rome, and the abandonment of the province of Dacia.
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  • Personal 

  • Service under Ulpius Crinitus 

  • Service under Gallienus 

  • Service under Claudius 

  • Opposition to Quintillus 

  • The Roman Empire in the 270s 

  • Reunification of the empire 

  • Defending Italy against the Juthungi 

  • Defeat of the Goths and abandonment of Dacia 

  • Conquest of the Palmyrene Empire 

  • Conquest of the Gallic Empire 

  • Religious reform 

  • Felicissimus' rebellion and coinage reform 

  • Death 

  • Legacy 

  • Primary sources