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  1. Lucius Septimius Severus (Latin pronunciation: [ˈluːkiʊs ˈsɛptɪmʊs sɛˈweːrʊs]; 11 April 145 – 4 February 211) was a Roman politician who served as emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna (present-day Al-Khums, Libya) in the Roman province of Africa.

  2. Apr 8, 2024 · Septimius Severus (born April 11, 145/146, Leptis Magna, Tripolitania [now in Libya]—died Feb. 4, 211, Eboracum, Britain [now York, Eng.]) was a Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He founded a personal dynasty and converted the government into a military monarchy. His reign marks a critical stage in the development of the absolute despotism that ...

  3. Apr 11, 2011 · Lucius Septimius Severus was Roman emperor from April 193 to February 211 CE. He was of Libyan descent from Lepcis Magna and came from a locally prominent Punic family who had a history of rising to senatorial as well as consular status. His first visit to Rome was around 163 CE during the reign of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.

  4. Jul 17, 2020 · Septimius Severus: The First African Emperor of Rome | History Cooperative. Daniel Kershaw | Ancient Civilizations, Decline of Rome, Roman Empire | February 19, 2024. Lucius Septimus Severus was the 13 th emperor of the Roman Empire (from 193 to 211 AD), and quite uniquely, was its first ruler who hailed from Africa.

  5. Septimius Severus bolstered the Roman Empire’s stability with significant military reforms. Through strategic fortifications, he fortified empire borders against external threats. His rulership, notable for its length, marked a period of critical expansion and security.

  6. Nov 17, 2023 · November 17, 2023. 7 min read. Septimius Severus, a pivotal figure in Roman history, ascended to the imperial throne during a turbulent period marked by political instability and military conflicts. His reign, spanning from 193 to 211 AD, left an indelible mark on the Roman Empire .

  7. Interesting Facts about Septimius Severus. Embodying a symbol of Rome’s diverse reach, Septimius Severus broke ground as the first African emperor. Hailing from Leptis Magna in modern-day Libya, his ascension to power in 193 AD affirmed that even the furthest stretches of the Empire could shape Rome’s destiny.

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