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Gordianus Pius

January 24, 2010

Marcus Antonius Gordianus III, known as Gordianus Pius (c. AD 224-244), grandson of Gordian I, proclaimed Roman Emperor by the praetorian guard in AD 238 at the age of 13, after the murder of Babinus and Pupienus. His affairs were handled by his mother and the praetorian prefect. He reigned until 244 when he was murdered by troops at Zaitha with the connivance of Philip the Arabian, who was then praetorian prefect.

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