Commodus Biography

Commodus, was Roman Emperor from 180 to 192. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father's death in 180.

His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79. He was also the first emperor to have both a father and grandfather as the two preceding emperors. Commodus was the first emperor "born in the purple", i.e., during his father's reign.

Commodus was assassinated in 192. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Commodus
Full Name:
Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus
Profession:
Roman emperor
Date of Birth:
August 31, 161
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
December 31, 192
Age at Death:
31
Cause of Death:
Murder, Assassination
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