Philip II (emperor)

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Philippus II
Busto di filippo junior (figlio di filippo l'arabo), 249 dc ca.jpg
Bust of Philippus II
Joint 33rd Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign 247–249
Born 237
Died 249 (aged 12)
Rome
Full name
Marcus Julius Severus Philippus
Father Philip the Arab
Mother Marcia Otacilia Severa

Marcus Julius Philippus Severus, also known as Philippus II, Philip II and Philip the Younger (238–249) was the son and heir of the Roman Emperor Philip the Arab by his wife Roman Empress Marcia Otacilia Severa. According to numismatic evidence, he had a sister called Julia Severa or Severina, whom the extant literary sources do not mention, and a brother, Quintus Philippus Severus.

When his father became emperor in 244, the younger Philip was appointed Caesar. In 247 he became consul, and was later elevated by his father to the rank of Augustus and co-ruler.

His father was killed in battle by his successor Decius in 249. When news of this death reached Rome, Philip was murdered by the Praetorian Guard. He died in his mother's arms, aged twelve years.

External links

  • Roman-Emperors.org
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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Philip the Arab
Roman Emperor
247–249
Served alongside: Philip the Arab
Succeeded by
Decius
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Bruttius Praesens,
Gaius Allius Albinus
Consul of the Roman Empire
247–248
with Philip the Arab
Succeeded by
Lucius Fulvius Gavius Numisius Aemilianus,
Lucius Naevius Aquilinus
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