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Balbinus

January 21, 2010

Decimus Caelius Calvinus Balbinus, Roman Emperor, AD 238. On the death of the two Gordians in Africa, Balbinus and Pupienus (Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maxims)  were elected joint emperors by the Senate. Both were murdered by the praetorian guard later in the same year. They were succeeded by Gordian III.

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